The Victorian Young Achiever Awards acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young Victorians up to 29 years of age.
The 2018 Awards recognised the achievements of young people across 10 categories, including the Victorian Government’s Group Achievement in the Community Award.
Minster Mikakos, Patron of the Awards, attended the Gala Presentation evening on Friday 18 May where she joined over 600 people to celebrate the leadership and achievements of young people who are making a real difference to other people’s lives in Victoria.
This year’s Young Achiever Awards results?
Social entrepreneur Dan Poole, aged 24, was crowned the 2018 Victorian Young Achiever of the Year for his efforts to combat homelessness with his social enterprise, Crepes for Change.
The full list of young people recognised this year is as follows:
- The Victorian Government Group Achievement in the Community Award, Happy Brain Education
- Saward Dawson Community Service and Social Impact Award, Nikolina Mabic
- Bartercard Online Achievement Award, Yuma Soerianto
- Academy Graphics Regional Achiever Award, Darcy McGlade
- Kangan Institute Inspirational TAFE Student Award, Tom Lobbe
- Berry Street Create Change Award, Dan Poole
- First National Real Estate Leadership Award, Dr Joanna Newton
- WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award, Maxwell Hertan
- Royal Flying Doctors Service Victoria Regional and Rural Health Award, Steffi Patience
- The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award, Frances Cannon