Guidelines - 2019 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards


Guidelines - 2019

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Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards

The Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards (the Awards) is an annual celebration that was established in 1989. These Awards recognise individuals and groups of young people aged between 12 and 25 years who have made a significant contribution through their personal endeavours, or who have been actively involved in the ACT community in areas such as community work, sport, education, science, culture, the arts or the environment.

The Awards also seek to acknowledge and celebrate significant personal achievements of individual young people.

Nominations can be submitted in the following six categories:

  • Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Award;
  • Personal Achievement Award;
  • Individual Community Service Award;
  • Environment and Sustainability Award;
  • Arts and Multimedia Award; and
  • Group Achievement Award.

The Awards are supported by the ACT Government and our generous sponsors, who are committed to recognising the diversity and talent of individuals and groups from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

The Award winner for the 2019 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year category will be presented with prize money of $2,000 thanks to our generous sponsors.  Winners in all other categories will each receive a prize to the value of $1,000, thanks to the generosity of each category sponsor.

The Youth Engagement Team will work with the young people who are successful in winning an award to provide opportunities for them to participate in community events, speak to relevant community groups, address groups and /or officiate at special occasions.

Categories

Nominations are sought in the following six categories selection criteria:

Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Award

This award is sponsored by the ACT Youth Advisory Council (Youth InterACT) Beyond Bank Australia.  This category recognises an individual who:

Personal Achievement Award

This award is sponsored by Anglicare ACT. This category recognises an individual who:

Individual Community Service Award

This award is sponsored by University of Canberra and Youth InterACT.  This category recognises an individual who:

Environment and Sustainability Award

This award is sponsored by Riverview Group.  This category recognises an individual and/or group of young people who:

Arts and Multimedia Award

This award is sponsored by QT Canberra. This category recognises an outstanding young creative individual and/or group of young people who:

Group Achievement Award

This award is traditionally sponsored by Australian Catholic University.  This category recognises a group/team/organisation that:

Key Dates

Nominations open: Saturday 19 January 2019
Nominations close: Monday 18 March 2019

How to Nominate

All nomination are completed online via SmartyGrants website

Incomplete nomination forms will not be automatically submitted if you have not completed each field, however SmartyGrants will prompt you of any areas requiring further information.

Assistance and Support

The Youth InterACT Team is available to provide support or assistance to complete a nomination form or further information is required.  The Team can be contacted on 62053064 or via email at Youthinteract@act.gov.au

Quick Tips

Please consider the following when submitting a nomination:

Assessment

An independent selection panel comprising representatives with relevant expertise in each category will be convened by the ACT Youth InterACT Team to assess the nominations.

The Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards will be presented by the Minister for Disability, Children and Youth at an awards ceremony during Youth Week 2019.