SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards

Department for Communities and Social Inclusion Aboriginal Achievement Award
Everybody has a story…Young Aboriginal people are using their stories and life experiences to build their community and encourage others to strive for their dreams. These passionate and dedicated young Aboriginal people make a real difference to our South Australian communities. The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion Aboriginal Achievement Award acknowledges and congratulates their commitment to achieving excellence.
This award category is open to all Aboriginal young people aged up to 29 in South Australia. 
The award recognises contributions to the Aboriginal and/or broader community, barriers overcome, leadership skills and cultural achievements.
  • What contributions have you made to the Aboriginal and/or broader community?
  • What barriers have you overcome along your journey?
  • What personal attributes have you gained through your experiences?
  • How has your role as a leader or a role model benefited your community? 
  • How has your education, training and/or employment (if applicable) enabled you to give back to your community?
  • What cultural achievements have you contributed to? (including dance, drama and arts)
  • How has your participation influenced others?
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Flinders Ports Environment Award
Pollution, climate change, salinity and the destruction of forests affect us all. 
While many of us try to make a difference, it is South Australia’s young people who hold the key to securing the natural environment for decades to come. By using their talents and initiative to stop environmental destruction and repair damaged ecosystems, it is these dedicated young individuals who are helping to educate us all. 
The Flinders Ports Environment Award commends young South Australians who have excelled by showing leadership and dedication to nurturing and protecting our natural surroundings.
  • Current environmental impact on a local, national or world scale. Discuss any future ramifications
  • Impact on community behaviour
  • Source of funding. Outline whether voluntary or paid involvement
  • Management and leadership skills displayed. Is this a team effort or solo endeavour?
  • Achievements - past, current and future
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Multicultural Youth South Australia Spirit of Resilience Award

The Multicultural Youth South Australia Spirit of Resilience Award seeks to recognise young people from Migrant or Refugee backgrounds who have overcome significant adversity and have used this experience to encourage and enrich the lives of others in the community. Nominees will have demonstrated a contribution to their communities (e.g volunteered their time in activities, initiatives, projects, events) and stand out as a mentor for other young people.

These are young people who have, despite experiencing rough times, demonstrated qualities that MYSA as an organisation values and fosters such as leadership, resilience, empathy and altruism. They will have demonstrated kindness, decency and perseverance within their own context.

  • Describe how the young person nominated has overcome adversity?
  • Detail how the nominee has demonstrated qualities such as leadership, perseverance, resilience, empathy, decency and altruism?
  • What is the act, project, activity or initiative that the applicant is being nominated for?
  • List the outcomes of the act, project or initiative and who has benefited?
  • Describe the greater impact resulting from the act, project or initiative? 
  • Describe any barriers faced and how they were overcome?
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Health Award
The Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Health Award will recognise young people in regional and rural areas who are dedicated to those in need of health services. There are many who passionately and selflessly provide support, guidance, encouragement, assistance or professional services within the health sector. They offer friendship, hope, inspiration and medical or voluntary assistance to the aged, infirmed, sick, injured and home bound. The Rural Health Award acknowledges the services, efforts, actions and positive input provided by volunteers, carers and health professionals. These young people create a sense of community spirit, which plays a vital role in enhancing the quality of life of those who depend on them.
  • Outline your rural health contribution
  • Who has benefited and the nature of your input
  • Is the health service paid or voluntary
  • Discuss barriers and how they have been overcome (if relevant)
  • Outline your community involvement
  • Commitment to improving health situation/scenario of the individual, service or organisation you provide for
  • Outcomes achieved (if relevant)
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Santos Regional Service Award

Regional South Australia is a vibrant and exciting place that is constantly changing. Young South Australians play an integral role in helping their regional communities to achieve this through volunteering, leadership, sport, community activities or in their career, business or enterprise. They're helping to ensure sustainability, community and economic development, and to promote positive images and promotion of their town or region.

Nominees will have shown excellence in their endeavours and raised the profile of their community, business or career. The Santos Regional Service Award aims to recognise our regional and rural young achievers and community contributors, acknowledging those who are helping to reshape and inspire their local communities.

  • Outline contributions and benefits to the regional community
  • What are the direct impacts of the activities, projects or programs of which the individual is involved within the community?
  • Outline initiative and innovation – planning, management and leadership
  • Describe any community involvement, participation and outcomes achieved
  • Outline self-development, training and education levels of the individual or as provided for others
  • What are the direct impacts of the activities, projects or programs of which the individual is involved within the community?
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Scouts SA Leadership Award

Tenacity, dedication, passion, selflessness and confidence are the key qualities of those amazing young people who are the “leaders” and driving force in our communities. These young people are at the forefront of community contribution in their work or field of endeavour. 

They may have implemented active change or positive outcomes within their group, business or organisation, altering the way people think and perform for the better. They may be leading and driving those around them on a journey of achievement or improvement. They will have achieved excellent outcomes and raised pride in the community and our state. The Scouts SA Leadership Award acknowledges young people who set an example through their leadership and drive, paving the way for others to follow. This can be in any field of life enhancing endeavour, including socially, spiritually or in the sense of good citizenship.

  • Tell us how the nominee has demonstrated leadership
  • Outline the leadership qualities
  • What specific community outcomes and successes has the nominee achieved?
  • Who and how has the community benefited from the leadership?
  • Identify any training/development the nominee has undertaken to develop the leadership skills
  • What is the lasting/sustainable legacy of the nominee’s leadership efforts (If relevant)
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award
The spirit of creativity and the energy and drive of artistic young people including those within the Fashion and Design Industries is enthusiastically applauded by The Coffee Club.  With youth often leading the way in fashion, design, textiles, visual and dramatic art and dance, it is important to applaud their achievements in a what is a fast paced, stressful and success driven environment. Through the Arts and Fashion Award, recognition is given to those who strive for excellence, creativity and success. The Arts and Fashion Award highlights the importance of the Arts Industry and rewards the next generation of artists.
  • Commitment to personal development in the arts
  • Creativity and professional standards
  • Training and education level
  • Prizes and awards - local, national, international
  • Performances/exhibitions achievements 
  • Level of any past or future sacrifices made or difficulties overcome
  • Contribution and interests in the local & wider community 
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
The University of Adelaide Faculty of Sciences - Science and Technology Award
All aspects of our lives are touched by science in some way or another. Scientific discoveries have the power to make a real impact on a personal, community and economic level. Young scientists' work has the power to change lives and our world and their many outstanding discoveries hold the very key to our future. The University of Adelaide Faculty of Sciences Science and Technology Award recognises and honours the young people behind these intelligent and visionary achievements.
  • Goals and degree of difficulty
  • Complexity of endeavour
  • Inventiveness, ingenuity and entrepreneurial skills
  • Scientific or technical awards, presentations and papers (include samples if possible)
  • Contribution to community, commercial application, or the broader field of research
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night

University Senior College Create Change Award
Many young South Australian’s are passionate about learning to see the world differently, searching for innovations and creating change that will shape our future. The University Senior College Create Change Award will recognise young people that are driving activities, programs and initiatives that promote or create change. The Create Change Award acknowledges and celebrates the commitment young people make in achieving or participating in positive activities that empower change locally, nationally and/or internationally.
  • Outline the program, project or initiative that the nominee has been involved with to create change
  • What specific outcomes and successes has the nominee achieved or been involved with to incite change?
  • Who has benefited from the programs/initiatives?
  • Why is the nominees program or initiative needed?
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties the nominee has encountered.
  • Outline the training and/or education of the nominee and how this may have contributed to their ability to create change
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Websters Lawyers Service to the Community Award
Society depends upon all sorts of people to contribute to community services and activities. They are the heartbeat of our society and without them many essential services would not exist. Not only do they have the skills and commitment to get involved, but they are so often motivated by a desire to make a genuine difference to the lives of others. In young people in particular, we see community supporters who are passionate and energised by the essential work that they do.  
Volunteering can take many forms, for example manual labour, fundraising activities, offering pro bono professional services, taking the time to visit someone or to chat to them on the phone, or anything in between. It is all valuable work. Fundamental to this is those individuals who identify a need within the community and who take positive action to address that need and motivate others to get involved.
As a law firm with strong ties to the local community, Websters Lawyers proudly supports the Websters Lawyers Service to the Community Award. The Award recognises young people who go the extra mile in their volunteering activities and who promote community spirit, who put the needs of others before their own, and who make important contributions to the communities in which they live.  
  • Provide a 100 word summary of who they are and what they do as service to the community
  • Outline education levels, training and self-development activities. Outline personal goals and ambitions
  • Outline their voluntary community service activities, for example positions held, organisations worked for, description of duties, period of service
  • Outline the short and long-term aims of the programmes/projects that are the focus of the community service activities
  • Outline any barriers and difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • Outline any examples of their own innovative problem solving, especially in identifying a need and employing strategies to address that need
  • Outline any examples of use of initiative, providing management skills or leadership
  • Outline any achievements, awards and/or accolades
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Worldwide Printing Solutions Sports Award
Today's young athletes are tomorrow's sporting heroes. They're dedicated young South Australians with a strong spirit of competition and love of the game. Encouraging and supporting the ambition and hard work of these focused individuals helps them to go further, faster, longer and higher than anyone before. Whether it's competing, coaching, administration or education, the Worldwide Printing Solutions Sports Award seeks to applaud their talents and recognise their commitment in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Sport development - motivation, commitment, sacrifices, competitiveness & ability to achieve goals
  • Sporting achievements - results on a local, national and international scale
  • Hardships overcome
  • Commitment to sport and training involved
  • Vocational development - education, courses undertaken, work experience, part time or full time athlete, samples where possible
  • Contribution to the community - impact on the community, coaching clinics attended, promotion of sport and associated groups
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night