Youth Recognition Awards

Youth Recognition Awards

Council recognises the important and valuable contribution our youth make to the community. To acknowledge this contribution, Council invites nominations of young people (up to 25 years of age) for recognition through our Wattle Range Council Youth Recognition Awards program. The awards are normally presented as part of South Australian Youth Week celebrations however, in light of the current situation the public presentation will not be made.

All nominees receive a certificate and individual category winners receive an engraved glass plaque as well as a cash prize of $200.

Award categories include:

Recognises a young individual who has made a positive contribution to the community, has volunteered their time to help others and/or is an active member of the community (i.e. volunteering with a community group or school).

Sponsored by Millicent Medical Clinic

Recognises a young individual who has displayed exceptional determination and stamina as they overcome significant life challenges. This might include those who have raised funds to help others with an illness, have succeeded despite disability, or helped their families or community address difficult circumstances.

Sponsored by Wattle Range Council

Recognises a young individual who has shown excellence in their field through research, study or improvement in their community.  This award highlights accomplishments made by youth in innovation in their chosen field, technology ventures or environmental advocacy projects.

Sponsored by Kimberly Clark Australia (Millicent Mill)

Recognises a young individual who is actively engaging in their community through the preservation of cultural practices and arts, those who share personal expression through visual or performing arts, and those who cultivate youth voice through media and digital art forms. This might include those who have worked on radio programs and local newspapers, organized musical ensembles, taught native arts and dance or set up music bands/events or similar.

Sponsored by Thomas DeGaris & Clarkson (TDC)

Recognises a young individual who works to continually improve themselves or assists others in learning outcomes. This might include those who are successfully completing their secondary, tertiary or vocational education or some form of extra-curricular learning to develop their skills for the future.

Sponsored by Glen Carron Transport

Young people may be nominated by their families, friends, parents, youth workers, teachers, counsellors, employers or other members of the local community. Self-nominations are also welcome.

Nominations for the 2020 Youth Recognition Awards are now CLOSED, winners will be announced shortly.

Any enquiries can be directed to Council’s Community Development Officer, Sarah Marzec (Monday to Thursday) 
Phone: 08 8733 0900
Email: sarah.marzec@wattlerange.sa.gov.au