Nom­i­nate a young achiever for award

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

Nom­i­na­tions for the 2017-18 Vic­to­rian Young Achiever Awards have opened.

Nom­i­na­tions are be­ing sought across a num­ber of cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing arts and fash­ion, small busi­ness, com­mu­nity, so­cial im­pact, health and lead­er­ship.

There is also an in­spi­ra­tional TAFE stu­dent award this year.

Nom­i­na­tions for the pres­ti­gious award close on De­cem­ber 18.

State Mem­ber for Euroa Steph Ryan, who is also Shadow Min­is­ter for Young Vic­to­ri­ans, said the awards were the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise young peo­ple and their con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­nity, and the aim of the awards was to en­cour­age, re­ward and pro­mote the pos­i­tive achieve­ments of young Vic­to­ri­ans.

‘‘The Euroa elec­torate and Vic­to­ria more broadly is for­tu­nate to have so many hard-work­ing, tal­ented and com­mu­nity-minded young peo­ple,’’ Ms Ryan said.

‘‘I am for­tu­nate to meet many as I travel around the state and am so of­ten blown away by what they are achiev­ing.

‘‘Th­ese awards are an op­por­tu­nity to say thank you and to recog­nise their ef­forts.’’

Young peo­ple up to the age of 29 are el­i­gi­ble to be nom­i­nated.

State Mem­ber for North­ern Vic­to­ria Ja­clyn Symes is also en­cour­ag­ing res­i­dents to nom­i­nate a lo­cal young per­son for the awards.

‘‘We all know many young chil­dren and teenagers who con­trib­ute to our com­mu­ni­ties and th­ese awards are a fan­tas­tic way to cel­e­brate com­mit­ment and achieve­ments to the lo­cal com­mu­nity,’’ Ms Symes said.

The awards will cul­mi­nate with a gala pre­sen­ta­tion din­ner on May 18 next year.

Cat­e­gory win­ners will each re­ceive $1000 into an account in their name from Bank of Mel­bourne; a $1000 Barter­card account and a tro­phy.

One of the 10 cat­e­gory win­ners will be cho­sen as the Vic­to­rian Young Achiever of the Year and will re­ceive a $2000 flight voucher from Jet­star and a tro­phy.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to nom­i­nate a young achiever, visit www.award­saus­tralia.com/ young-achiever-awards/vic

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