Youth Projects is excited to announce the 2023 Youth Awards, after our successful inaugural awards last year.

The Youth Awards is an opportunity to recognise the enormous contributions of young people, and the ways in which they are creating meaningful change within themselves and the wider community. Through these awards we are able to shine a spotlight on emerging changemakers and the young achievers that live amongst us.  

The 2023 will be no different - recognising emerging talent and young achievers across five award categories!

Nominations are open for young people aged 15 - 25 residing or working in Victoria.

Winners of this year's awards will be announced at a very special event at The Cluster (our official event sponsor!) on Tuesday 21st November, from 7.00pm - 8.30pm. Winners will also take home a $500 prize. 

Tickets are now live for the big night. Tickets to the awards event are free, but spots are limited.

Award Categories

Voice for Change Award

Sponsored by L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand

A young person who is actively advocating to create social change in some way, shape, or form in the community. This person uses their voice to influence meaningful change to shift the dial on issues impacting young people. This personal has social justice in their DNA and amplifies the voices and experiences of the issues or causes that they're passionate about.

Personal Growth Award

Sponsored by AGA

A young person who has experienced and shown significant personal growth this year. Where they are now is leaps and bounds of where they started. They have become far more aware of ‘self’ and are taking positive steps to grow and develop themselves as a person.

Creative Visionary Award *NEW*

A young person who has fearlessly pursued their creative passions, harnessing their artistic talents to make an impact on the world. These visionaries have demonstrated exceptional creativity, dedication, and a unique ability to transform their artistic endeavours into remarkable achievements. They inspire us all with their unwavering commitment to fostering creativity and enriching our world with their unique artistic visions.

Community Changemaker Award NEW

Sponsored by Kangan Institute

A young person who has made a difference by turning their passion into actions for the benefit their peers, their community, or the environment. They've seen a need for change and turned their idea into something tangible that has created a positive impact on their peers, their community, or the environment.

Young Achiever of the Year 2023

Sponsored by Youth Projects

A young person who demonstrates humility recognises and celebrates their talents and strengths and is really kicking goals. They show great potential and are achieving great things. They acknowledge, encourage, and promote positive achievements of themselves and their peers, and should be recognised for the positive impact they are creating in our community. No achievement is too small or too big!

Nominations are now open!

Nominate your peers (or even yourself), by completing the nomination form. Nominations close at 11:59pm Sunday 12th November. 

Youth Awards 2023

7pm - 8.30pm, Tuesday 21st November

The Cluster within The Lounge & Abell, 20/31 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000

 Tickets are free, but spots are limited > Book your free ticket now!

Proudly brought to you by
Official Event Sponsor

This event has been made possible thanks to the generous support of the Victorian State Government and Engage! 2022 – 2024. 

‘Engage! provides young people with the opportunities and support they need to achieve their goals, and to be respected and engaged as valued members of their local community. Activities will promote the voices of young people and participation in decision making; support young people to develop new skills through training, mentoring, and volunteering; and showcase and recognise young people’s contribution to the community.’ – The Hon. Ros Spence MP (Minister for Youth)