Youth Awards

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The City of Ballarat Youth Awards provide the opportunity to recognise and celebrate our city’s outstanding young people aged 12 -25. 

Since 2005, the City of Ballarat Youth Awards have recognised the outstanding contributions that young people make in the Ballarat community. We wish to shine a light on the leadership, innovation, kindness, and exemplary commitment to community that young people demonstrate. 

In 2022 you will see some new and exciting categories including the ‘Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Award’ that aims to recognise a young person who has contributed significantly to a fairer, more accessible community for all. 

Many popular award categories are also returning including the ‘Positive Leader Award’ which recognises a young person who fosters a positive sense of community. 

2022 Ballarat Youth Awards Recipients

Compassion and Care Award - Millie Collins

Creative Arts Award - Zara Jarvis

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Award - Meghan Lee

Group Project Award - GREEN FEST - Ballarat Action Climate Co-op

Influential Adult  - Volunteer - Tarryn Harris

Influential Adult - Worker - John Maher

Innovators Award - Indya Hayes

Leadership in Sport & Recreation Award - Rohan McMaster

Personal Growth Award - Ruby Lloyd-Vendy

Positive Leader Award - Dhuvarrishlanth Veerabahu

Youth Volunteer Award - Liam Ryan

12 – 17 Major Award - Millie Collins

18 – 25 Major Award - Ruby Lloyd-Vend

See the full list of award nominees


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