Gladstone Council
Gladstone Council

Nominations open for 2016 Queensland Young Achiever Awards

GLADSTONE Region residents are invited to nominate local young achievers for the inaugural 2016 Queensland Young Achiever Awards.

Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers said residents aged up to 29 were eligible for the awards.

"There are so many young residents who help make our community a better place to live and I encourage individuals, businesses and community organisations and groups to nominate a great young role model who is making a real difference," Councillor Sellers said.

"It would be great to see the Gladstone Region well represented in these prestigious awards."

Nominations are open until Friday, January 29 with awards offered in eight categories, including:

  • 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, and
  • The University of Queensland Create Change Award.

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

All category winners will receive $2000 donated by Auswide Bank and a trophy.

One category winner will be chosen as the overall Queensland Young Achiever of the year and will win an additional $2000 sponsored by Auswide Bank and a state trophy.

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

Further information on the awards is available by emailing, phone the awards office on 1300 735 445, or visit

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