Celebrating YOUth - Awards Night December 2022

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Celebrating YOUth is an annual youth-led event that shines a spotlight on young people, by recognising and celebrating their contributions as community members in the Yarra Ranges. 

We are currently accepting nominations for young people with connections to the Yarra Ranges to receive awards for their contributions in the following categories:   

Resilience award

A young person or group who persevered in a time of great challenge. This award represents being relentless in the best way possible and flourishing through adversity.

Young Entrepreneur award

A young person or group who have started a small business or project and achieved their goals using resourcefulness, ambition and creative thinking. 

Community Improvement award

A young person or group who have demonstrated passion through starting, leading or contributing to a community project that has impacted the local area. This award represents an ambitious and/or selfless person who sees the bigger picture and wants to create positive change.  

Passionate Advocate award

A young person or group who are strong advocates for a cause. This award represents standing up for something, raising a voice for change, and creating awareness on an issue they strongly believe in. 

Environmental Sustainability award

The Environmental Sustainability award is in recognition of those who help keep the local area clean and healthy. It will be awarded to a determined environmentalist who is committed to sustainability and caring for our environment.  


Creative Arts award

A unique individual or group who are proud of their personal craft, and who should be recognised for their creative ability. This award represents individuality and creativity and recognises anything from music to dance or art. 


Nominations and Eligibility

To be eligible the nominee must be aged between 12-25 years, with connections to the Yarra Ranges. 

  • Nominations can be made by friends, family, a professional or you can even nominate yourself! 
  • You can nominate an individual or group for one award or multiple awards.
  • All nominees will be contacted prior to the event.  
  • Nominations close on 7th November 2022.

The award winners will be decided on by our assessment panel after nominations close. There will be one winner per category, with each award recipient receiving a gift for their achievement. Each nominee will be recognised for their contributions on the night also.

Nominate a young person now!

Attend the event

The night will have acts from local performers, food, presentations and a fun atmosphere!

When: December 7th at 7:00PM

Where:  Mooroolbark Community Centre. 

Register to attend  https://www.trybooking.com/CDDZY