Young Innovators: Get Nominated
Nominations now open for the 2015 Victorian Young Achiever Awards Victorian Government announces new Innovation Award category for 2015 Awards aim to encourage and promote achievements of exceptional young Victorians
The purpose of the Victorian Young Achiever Awards is to acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young Victorians.
Minister for Youth Affairs and Awards Patron Ryan Smith urged people to nominate a young person who inspires others.
"The Victorian Young Achiever Awards recognise the leadership that young people demonstrate, and the contribution they make to the Victorian community," Mr Smith said.
"Young people have natural drive, creativity and initiative vital for driving change and generating new ideas, and our new award – the Victorian Government Innovation Award - recognises these qualities."
"The new Innovation Award celebrates innovation shown in many areas, including young people who have demonstrated innovation in the use of leading technologies, business start-ups, creative industries and social entrepreneurship."
The Victorian Young Achiever Awards 2014 recognise the achievements of young people in nine categories:
- Victorian Government Innovation Award
- Victorian Government Small Business Achievement Award
- Australian Super Career Kick Start Award
- Academy Graphics Regional Achiever Award
- Bartercard Online Achievement Award
- BASF Science and Technology Award
- First National Leadership Award
- Saward Dawson Community Service and Volunteering Award
- The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award
Each of the winners will be presented with a trophy and $2000. One of the nine winners will also be chosen as the Victorian Young Achiever of the Year and receive a $2000 travel voucher from Jetstar.
Nominations for the Victorian Young Achiever Awards close on 5 December 2014.
For more information about award criteria and how to nominate, check out http://www.awardsaustralia.com/young-achiever-awards/vic