Nominate a young achiever

NOMINATIONS for the inaugural Queensland Young Achiever Awards are now open and we want our local young achievers to be recognised.

Don Waugh, Mayor, North Burnett Regional Council encourages residents to nominate a local young person up to the age of 29 for the Queensland Young Achiever Awards.

"We have so many young people doing a great deal to make our community a better place to live. I encourage individuals, businesses and community organisations/groups to nominate a great young role model who is making a real difference. It would be great to see our community well represented in these prestigious awards," said Mayor Waugh.

Nominations are being sought until Friday 29th January 2016, in the following categories:

  • The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award
  • AustralianSuper Career Kick Start Award
  • IFly Online Achievement Award
  • Wade Sawmill Environment and Sustainability Award
  • BB Print Leadership Award
  • Kennelly Constructions Aboriginal Achievement Award
  • Access Community Services - Multicultural Youth
  • Queensland (MyQ) Cultural Diversity Award
  • The University of Queensland Create Change Award

The Awards will culminate with a Gala Presentation Dinner on Friday 20th May 2016 at the Royal on the Park Hotel, Brisbane.

All category winners will receive $2000 thanks to Auswide Bank and a trophy.

One of the eight Category winners will be chosen as the Overall Queensland Young Achiever of the Year and will win an additional $2000 thanks to Auswide Bank and a state trophy.

All nominees will receive a certificate of achievement for their extraordinary commitment to their chosen field of endeavour.

Nomination inquiry brochures are available from Council or Awards sponsors.

For further information email: or phone the Awards office on 1300 735 445 or visit

Recognise a young person now and make their day.

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