The Youth Awards celebrate and recognise the amazing young people aged between 12 and 25 years of age who live, work or study within the Mildura Rural City Council area. The Youth Awards ceremony is held annually during National Youth Week.
Create Awards Joint Winners - Genevieve Pragt & Brody Flowers
Activate - Amanda Doolan
Individual Participate Award – Katerina Blekic
Group Participate Award Joint Winners - Chaffey Secondary College - Diversity Program and Mildura FReeZA Committee
Most Outstanding Young Carer Award - Stephanie Slater
Create Award: Kurt Graf
Participate Individual Award - Zhoe Drust
Group Participate Award- Ride for the Hills group - Angus Bock, James Nugent, Jake Cumming, Jacob Lonsdale and Jack O’Donnell, Declan Marrows, Ethan Hicks, Tim Hill and Ben Galbraith
Activate Award - Tyler Trevaskis
Most Outstanding Young Carer Award: Breanna Noble
Note change of names of the award categories
Youth Volunteer Award - Juslin Ruganzia
Youth Community Group Award – Leo Club of Sunraysia - Katerina Blekic, Ivana Bleic, Nikolas Blekic, Salli Browne, Teagan Deacon, Allie Deacon, Erica Deacon, Jack Dobbs, Emily Evans, Joshua Gowers, Tahlia Kite, Chris Lawrence, Todd Linnett, Ben Mahoney, Danielle Mazza, Mikayla McGowan-Rickard, Aleare Smith, Bonnie Ransome, Holly Stone, Matt Valerio, Dylan Watson and Chlsea Wilkinson
Youth Carer Award Joint Winners – Tyson Keeble & Shannon Proctor
Youth Volunteer Award Joint Winners - Jemma Searle and Jack Perry
Youth Artist Group Award - Sunraysia Gang Show Movement Team - Lily Adams, Kayla Adams, Alicia Jones, Rhiannon Curtis, Emily McEwan, Catherine O’Callaghan, Jarrod Searle, Jemma Searle and Sharnie Stimm
Youth Carer Award - Lexie Millward
Youth Artist Award - Brooke Lauder
Youth Volunteer Award Joint Winners – Georgie Hopkins and Antonio Liparota
Youth Group Award – Afghan Representatives of Mildura Mehdi Arifi , Sayema Najafi, Idress Jaffari ,Latifa Jaffry; Mohammed Ad Shujaee; Raihana Hashimi; Rohullah Ataye; Sadia Najafi; Saadat Ibrahimi
Youth Carer Award – Guylac (Rau) Mak
Youth Artist Award – Emily McEwan
The following is a summary of the six categories which make up Mildura Rural City Council's Youth Awards.
Further information on each category, including award criteria, can be found on the Youth Awards Application Form.
||This award recognises an individual who is a carer for a family member, relative or friend with a disability, mental illness or chronic condition.
||This category recognises a young person who regularly gives up his or her valuable time and effort for the benefit of the community or an organisation
|Community Award (Group)
||This category recognises a group or team committed to the improvement of the wellbeing of others or participate voluntarily in the community.
|Artist Award (Individual)
||This category recognises a young person who has demonstrated initiative, innovation and made a positive community contribution through drama, visual arts, performing arts, technical support, debating literacy pursuits or music.
|Arts Award (Group)
||This category recognises a group or team who have shown dedication through live performance, displays aimed at enhancing the local visual or performing arts.
|Environmental Award (Group)
||This category recognises young people who are committed to living a sustainable lifestyle, advocates for positive change and are passionate about the conservation of the natural environment.
Youth Awards are now closed and will reopen January 2018.