Grants and awards Youth | September 02, 2016

Kealy - Nominate a Victorian Young Achiever

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is calling for nominations for the Victorian Young Achiever Awards for 2017.

“The Young Achiever Awards recognise young people who have worked to provide a service, program or project for young people and has resulted in positive, youth-led changes in a local community,” Ms Kealy said.

"I ask everyone to use these awards as an opportunity to encourage our local young people and give them a boost in confidence to pursue their passions.

Ms Kealy said it was particularly important for young people from our regional and rural areas to apply.

“There are many outstanding young role models in our rural communities who are leading by example and encouraging their peers to develop leadership and life skills,” Ms Kealy said.

“If people know of a local young person who is motivating young Australians in their chosen field of endeavour, then encouraging them to nominate for the Victorian Young Achiever Awards is a tremendous way of highlighting those achievements,” she said.

Further information can be found at or by connecting with the Young Achiever Awards on your preferred social media platform.

Nominations opened on 30 August and close on 1 December. Nominees must be under 29 years of age as at 31 December 2016.

Judging will take place on 4 April 2017 and the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner will be held on Friday, 26 May 2017.

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