VICTORIA

Victorian Young Achiever Awards

Bart 'N' Print Health and Wellbeing Award
The Bart ‘N’ Print Health and Wellbeing Award will recognise young Victorian individuals who are dedicated to those in need of health services. There are many who passionately and selflessly provide support, guidance, encouragement, assistance, innovation or professional services within the health sector. 

The Health and Wellbeing Award acknowledges the services, efforts, actions and positive input provided by health 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 health and wellbeing contribution and who has benefited 
  • 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
  • Number of hours contributed, paid and/or unpaid and Outcomes achieved (if relevant)
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night.
Bartercard Online Achievement Award
The need for a new generation of digital-savvy online practitioners is clear, as is the value of having established innovative professionals continually upgrading their skills to meet the needs of the rapidly changing online environment. Bartercard knows only too well the value of innovation and delivering the latest services and products to its customers. 

The aim of the Bartercard Online Achievement Award is to recognise a Victorian young achiever who demonstrates not only success in this space, but conveys the character traits important to the industry – creativity, innovation, agility and has a keen interest in information technology.
  • Contribution to online - Include links to any examples of work conducted online or connected to the internet e.g. websites, online campaigns, apps 
  • Detail any work experience you have had working in the online space
  • Detail how you embody the traits of creativity, innovation, agility, real time decision making 
  • What interests you about information technology?
  • What is an example of a successful website (Australian) and why?
  • What is your vision of the future of online in Australia?
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
CFA Volunteer Excellence Award
CFA’s Volunteer Excellence Award aims to acknowledge young volunteers who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution and have positively impacted the lives of others and their community. This Award covers all aspects of volunteering including (but not restricted to) youth at risk, the homeless and disadvantaged, emergency services, health, aged care and not for profits. Nominees are young volunteers who, through exceptional leadership and support to others, demonstrate innovative ways to achieve excellence beyond what is expected of them. 
NOTE: All achievements must have occurred in the past two years
  • Nature of the volunteer’s exceptional achievement/s
  • Impact the volunteer has had, and the benefits they have provided to the organisation and/or the local community that is above and beyond what is expected of them
  • Obstacles overcome by the volunteer as part of their achievement
  • Highlight the level of commitment, dedication and professionalism demonstrated by the volunteer
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
First National Real Estate 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 achievement and community contribution in their work or field of endeavour. 
They may have implemented change within their group, business or organisation that has altered 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 may have overcome difficulty, adversity or hardship to achieve excellent outcomes and raise pride in the community and our state. Whether it is in sales, customer service, their employment or trade or community contribution, the First National Real Estate Leadership Award acknowledges young people who set an example through their leadership and drive, paving the way for others to follow. 
  • Tell us how the nominee has displayed leadership 
  • Outline the leadership qualities
  • What specific outcomes and successes has the nominee achieved?
  • Describe any barriers or difficulties the nominee has overcome
  • 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
Saward Dawson Community Service and Social Impact Award
The Saward Dawson Community Service and Social Impact Award celebrates young people who make significant contribution through community service or social impact initiatives. The award recognises individuals who are dedicated to the care of others, who excel in their community sector profession or field of employment and those who seek innovative solutions to address social issues. They offer hope, education and support to those in their care. They make a real difference, whether it be service provision, helping those in need, cultural and community support, health and well-being, emergency services, academia or education.  They think outside the box and are prepared to use new approaches and technology to address issues. 

These young people are not only at the forefront of caring and accomplishment, but are also contributing to the community by achieving their goals through hard work and perseverance and are wonderful role models for us all.
  • Length of service and commitment 
  • Organisations supported and who has benefited from the contribution
  • Barriers and difficulties and how they have been overcome
  • Nature and impact of the individual’s position
  • Innovative approach to social issues 
  • Contribution to lasting solutions and sustainability
  • 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 and wider community
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
The Victorian Government Group Achievement in the Community Award
The Victorian Government Group Achievement in the Community Award recognises young people who have worked together as a group to provide a service, program or project for other young people, which is based on consultation and engagement with young people and has resulted in positive, youth-led changes in a local community. 
  • Describe the group – is it a youth advisory group for local government or for a community organisation; is it an advocacy group, is it a representative group, is it a peer support group?
  • How long has the group been operating and what is its composition, including numbers participating, age range and how representative the group is? 
  • What are the objectives of the group and what programs, projects or activities have been undertaken? 
  • How has the group engaged other young people in its programs, projects and activities?
  • What have been the achievements of the group and what has been the impact in the community? 
  • What leadership, management and time commitment has been involved for members of the group? 
  • What challenges or barriers have been experienced and how they have been overcome? 
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night. 
Victoria University Research Impact Award
Most aspects of our lives are ultimately touched by the outcomes of research in some way or another. Research outcomes have a real impact at a personal, community and economic level. Researchers’ achievements have the power to change lives and our world and their many outstanding discoveries hold the very key to our future. The Victoria University Research Impact Award recognises and honours the next generation of researchers whose intelligent and visionary achievements and discoveries have and will shape our future world.

The award is open to an individual or a team. For team applications all members of the team must satisfy the age requirements for the award.
  • Goals and degree of difficulty of the research
  • Complexity of research endeavour
  • Innovation, ingenuity and entrepreneurial skills
  • Awards, presentations and papers (include samples if possible) 
  • Impact of the research including contribution to community, commercial application, or the field of research
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night
WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award
Many young individuals have successfully started or are operating their own small businesses or franchise and are making important economic and social contributions to Victoria. Creative business, franchises and commercial ventures provide opportunities for growth, productivity, leadership, training and employment. Many are also giving back to the community or giving others an opportunity. 

Young small business owners and operators are rolling up their sleeves, developing and realising their corporate vision and mission. The WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award promotes those who “give it a go” through determination, innovation, hard work and self-motivation, rewarding those who make their own luck and opportunities a reality. 
  • Provide a brief background of the business and description of product/service
  • Provide examples of activities the nominee has undertaken to advance the business, franchise or commercial venture
  • Outline the contribution to the local and wider community; and benefits to Victoria
  • Has the nominee had any recent business achievements or performance success
  • Source of funding, grants and budgets (if applicable)
  • Barriers or difficulties the nominee has faced and how they have been overcome
  • 100 word summary of achievements for media, judging and promotional material including for use on the Awards night