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. 

The 11 nomination categories for 2022 are: 

-    Personal Growth Award   

-    Group Project Award   

-    Leadership in Sport & Recreation Award 

-    Creative Arts Award   

-    Positive Leader Award   

-    Compassion and Care Award   

-    Youth Volunteer Award   

-    Innovators Award 

-    Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Award 

-    Influential Adult – Volunteer   

-    Influential Adult – Worker  

See the full list of categories and criteria.


Nominations are now closed. 

For further information or queries, please email   

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