The NAIDOC Youth of the Year Award is to recognised exceptional youth. The nominee must be a person aged 16-25 years prior to NAIDOC Week 2020.
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 can provide inspiration for your nomination. For example, the 2018 winner Tamina Pitt, a trailblazing computer engineer and founder of Indigtek or 2019 winner Mi-kaisha Masella social entrepreneur, advocate and musician.