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Ballarat launches 2019 Youth Awards nominations

The City of Ballarat has launched the opening of nominations for the 2019 Youth Awards and announced the 2019 Youth Award Ambassadors.

With 20,000 people aged 12-25 living in Ballarat, the Awards are an opportunity to recognise the valuable contribution that young people make to our community.

There are many ways young people contribute to our community – through sporting clubs, volunteering, playing music, developing artwork, student leadership initiatives, youth groups, religious groups and environmental activities, to name a few.

Created in 2005, the Youth Awards highlight and celebrate young achievers in 11 categories, ranging from the arts to sports, community group initiatives, volunteer recognition and much more. The Youth Awards are an annual initiative of the Youth Council volunteers who contribute their time to planning and delivering the Awards.

Nominations opened on Friday 19 July and will close at 5pm, Friday 23 August 2019.

Award categories are:
Young Entrepreneur Award
STEM Award
Positive Youth Leader Award
Challenge and Change Award
Group Project Award
Influential Artist Award
Compassion and Care Award
Leadership in Sport Award
Young Volunteer Award
Adult Ally Award – Volunteer
Adult Ally Award – Worker

To nominate visit: youthawards.ballarat.vic.gov.au

This year’s City of Ballarat Youth Award Ambassadors are Triple J presenter Bridget Hustwaite and Sam Griffin, owner of Griffin Burger.