Nominations are open for the Geelong Youth Awards – the biggest celebration of young people in our region

Nominations are open for the Geelong Youth Awards – the biggest celebration of young people in our region

Do you know a young person aged 12 – 25 who is making a big difference in our community?

If so and you think they deserve to be recognised for their contributions, you can nominate them for a Geelong Youth Award which could give your young person the spark they need to reach their potential.

Known as the biggest celebration of young people in our region, the annual awards aim to recognise and celebrate young people who have made and/or are currently making significant contributions in the areas of leadership, equality, inclusion, diversity, education and the arts and music.

Nominees can be nominated in a variety of categories (view the detailed category and descriptions here) and are open to anyone between 12 and 25 years who lives, works, learns or plays in the City of Greater Geelong.

From inspiring others in the community to achieve their goals and succeed in education through tutoring or mentoring; advocating for creating a fair and just community where all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people have equal and equitable opportunities and choices as other young people; mobilising and leading groups of people to advocate for better health outcomes; to raising awareness about the human rights of people with a disability; promoting the inclusion and participation of young people from Culturally Diverse background in community life; or even having the ability to inspire others in a positive way through their art or music, these categories aim to highlight the city’s appreciation of our youth’s significant contributions.

Nominations are now open for 2020 and close on Tuesday 30 June at 5.00pm.

Winners will be announced on Friday 24 July 2020, and award winners will receive a personal trophy and a $1000 contribution to support their ongoing interests and education.

It’s quick and easy to nominate. You can access the form here.