The Youth of the Year Award is to recognise an exceptional youth, the nominee must be a person aged 16-25 years prior to NAIDOC Week 2019.
To nominate an individual for the Youth of the Year Award use the following selection criteria:
- Demonstrated excellence in the nominated category
- The individual’s status as an inspirational role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian population
- Demonstrated leadership
- The individual’s future goals and likely impact
- Demonstrated commitment to personal/vocational/career development
Past winners provide inspiration for your nomination. Like Latia Schefe who has overcome adversity to become a strong role model for others, or Elijah Douglas who is already showing great leadership at a young age. Tamina Pitt is the 2018 NAIDOC winner for this category.