Victorian Young Achiever Awards

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The Victorian Young Achiever Awards acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young Victorians up to 29 years of age.

 In 2017 the Awards will recognise the achievements of young people across eight categories ranging from Arts and Fashion to Community Service and Leadership. One of the category winners will be declared the 2017 Victorian Young Achiever of the Year.

In 2017 The Victorian Government is sponsoring the Group Achievement in the Community Award.

This 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.

Nominations for the 2017 Victorian Young Achiever Awards are now closed. Winners will be announced at a Gala Presentation Dinner in May 2017.

For more information visit the Victorian Young Achiever Awards page (new window) on the Awards Australia website. 

2016 award winners

Young entrepreneurs, scientists, activists, and volunteers were amongst the outstanding Victorians recognised at the 2016 Victorian Young Achiever Awards.

Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos presented the 2016 Young Achiever of the Year Award to Aimee Marks, a young entrepreneur and founder of TOM Organic, a range of feminine hygiene products using Australian Certified Organic cotton. TOM Organic is an ethical business committed to being both environmentally and socially responsible.

For more information visit The Victorian Young Achievers Award website (new window).