Scouts NSW and Scouts ACT sponsor 2019 Young Achiever Awards

Scouts NSW is proud to announce its joint sponsorship with Scouts ACT of the Youth Development category of the 2019 Seven News Young Achiever Awards.

About the Young Achiever Awards

The Young Achiever Awards recognise, encourage and reward the positive achievements of young people from NSW and the ACT up to and including 29 years of age.

About the Scouts NSW/Scouts ACT Youth Development Award

The Scouts NSW/Scouts ACT Youth Development Award is closely aligned with the Scouts’ work in fostering the holistic development of young people across NSW and the ACT.

The Youth Development Award celebrates commitment in helping other young people to develop their community or career skillset. It recognises young people who assist in the development of others by providing inspiration, role modelling, teaching, mentoring and confidence. The Award recognises those who are developing the potential of others involved in, but not limited to, volunteering, sport, art, culture, academia, career, education, research and development and community projects and programs.

Other Award Categories

  • Aboriginal Education Council Aboriginal Education Award: Recognises Indigenous and Non Indigenous young people engaged in the education of Aboriginal people, education about Aboriginal people and culture, or education with Aboriginal people.
  • First National Real Estate Leadership Award: Acknowledges young people who set an example through their leadership and drive, paving the way for others to follow.
  • Freemasons of NSW/ACT Community Service Award: Applauds unsung heroes, acknowledging those young people who are passionate in putting the needs of others first.
  • NSW Department of Education Early Childhood Educator Award: Recognises individuals who have demonstrated a significant contribution to improving the learning, development and wellbeing of young children aged 0 – 6 years of age.
  • NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation – Innovation Award: Recognises young people that demonstrate creative, inspirational and innovative thinking and have made a significant contribution to an entrepreneurial culture.
  • NSW Deputy Premier’s Regional Achiever Award: Recognises regional and rural community contributors.
  • Western Sydney University Academic Achievement Award: Acknowledges young people displaying passion, drive, a willingness to learn and work hard to help them create opportunities and achieve excellent outcomes in their chosen field.
  • Western Sydney University Science and Technology Award: Recognises and honours the young people that contribute to the community through exceptional and visionary science and/or technology achievements.

Who Can Enter?

Eligibility for entry is open to all young people up to and including 29 years of age as of 31 December 2018. Nominees must be permanent residents of NSW for a minimum of two years.

Is There a Prize?

Category winners will each receive $2,000 and a trophy, plus every nomination will receive a certificate of achievement. The NSW/ACT Young Achiever of the Year will receive $2,000 and a state trophy.

How can I Enter or Nominate Someone?

Scouts NSW encourages Adult Members and Supporters to nominate a deserving Youth Member or young person for any category of the Awards. Youth Members can also self-nominate.

To submit a nomination, simply go online  and select ‘Nominate Now’.

Alternatively, you can fill in the short form here:, and the Award administrators will get in contact with the nominee to have them complete the submission questions.

Nominations close 1 November 2018.

Further Information

More information is available at

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