TASMANIA

Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards

Colony 47 Young Indigenous Achievement Award
The challenges facing today’s young people are demanding and ever-growing. With high expectations to complete school, find employment, choose a career, live independently, as well as the need to position themselves in a global environment, Colony 47 recognises the additional challenges faced by young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in seeking success and achievement in their field of endeavour. The Colony 47 Young Indigenous Achievement Award also acknowledges the support from within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities that is important in supporting the achievements of young Indigenous people in Tasmania. Such support is vital in providing a nurturing environment for young people to become leaders and outstanding achievers. The Colony 47 Young Indigenous Achievement Award is open to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander young person in Tasmania excelling in their field of endeavour.
  • Outline the individual’s commitment to community and land, hours of commitment (outline if paid/voluntary)
  • Outline impact that they have made on community and culture, who and how many have benefited
  • Discuss commitment in setting goals and creating personal aspirations to be a high achiever 
  • Has the individual had any leadership roles through school or community events?
  • Barriers and difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Heather & Christopher Chong Community Service & Volunteering Award
The Heather & Christopher Chong Community Service & Volunteering Award applauds young individuals who have made an outstanding contribution and have positively impacted the lives of others and their community. This Award covers all aspects of community service and volunteering including (but not restricted to) youth at risk, the homeless and disadvantaged, improving the environment, emergency services and aged care. Nominees are community service workers or young volunteers who, through exceptional leadership demonstrate initiative beyond what is expected of them. 
This Award acknowledges those who are energetically and passionately getting involved in their community and making a difference.
  • Please outline the individual’s contribution to the community
  • Who and how many have benefited and what impact has been made
  • Length of service and commitment, hours of commitment (outline if paid/voluntary)
  • Barriers and difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
Motors Tasmania Sports Award
Tasmania has a proud and rich history of World Class success on the International sporting stage. Admired for their talent, commitment and dedication in pursuit of excellence; the Motors Tasmania Sports award aims to recognise outstanding performances of Young Tasmanian athletes at International Junior, Youth or under 23 class level. In recognising their achievements the Motors Tasmania Sports Award also acknowledges the athlete’s contribution to their sport and the Tasmanian sporting Community.  
  • Summary of outstanding performance/s at international Junior/Youth/Under 23 class level
  • Summary of representing Australia at international Junior/Youth/Under 23 class level 
  • Contribution to the athlete’s sport
  • Contribution to the Tasmanian sporting community
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.
St.LukesHealth Healthier Communities Award
The St.LukesHealth Healthier Communities Award will recognise young Tasmanian individuals who are dedicated to those in need of health and wellbeing services within their local communities. There are many who passionately and selflessly provide support, guidance, encouragement, assistance, innovation or professional services within the health sector. 
The Healthier Communities award acknowledges the services, efforts, actions and positive input provided by health and community service professionals, volunteers and carers. These individuals 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 contribution & commitment to health and wellbeing
  • Who has benefited and what is the nature of your input?
  • Outline your community involvement
  • Number of hours contributed, paid and/or unpaid
  • Discuss any barriers and how they have been overcome (if relevant)
  • What outcomes have been achieved?
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
TADPAC Print Service to the Disability Sector Award
There are many young people in our community who are dedicated to supporting and enriching the lives of people with a disability to live rich and fulfilling lives. This award acknowledges volunteers and employed staff who empower people with a disability to pursue their aspirations in ways that are meaningful to them. 
The TADPAC Print Service to the Disability Sector Award will recognise these amazing and inspirational young individuals who support those with a disability.
  • Outline the nominee’s contribution to the disability sector and whether the contribution is paid or unpaid
  • List details of the community organisations, individuals or services that the nominee is involved with. Please outline their role(s), activities and time spent
  • Outline any barriers or difficulties that the nominee has faced and how they have been overcome. These may be physical, emotional, social, financial, or any other barriers.
  • Any other awards or recognition received
  • 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.
University of Tasmania, Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award
Teachers have a significant role to play in the lives of their students and can make a real difference by giving them guidance, encouragement and support.  The University of Tasmania, Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award acknowledges young teachers who have the ability and skills to inspire students of all ages.  The award recognises the significant creative, intellectual and conceptual demands required of them and is for those who are passionate about their work and have demonstrated a pattern of outstanding service.
This award provides an opportunity for the broader community to nominate teachers and acknowledge their achievements and contribution to outstanding service in their local community.
  • Please reflect on the nominee's progress as a teacher, in particular focusing over the last 12 months
  • Outline the Tasmanian teaching and learning context for the nominee and how he/she has shown initiative, engaged in innovative practice and excelled as an early career teacher
  • How has the nominee displayed a positive teaching philosophy and demonstrated good teaching and learning practices?
  • How have the students and the community benefited from the nominee's educational related activities?
  • Describe how the nominee has made a positive contribution to the profession within their educational setting
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night