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Youth of the Year
Youth of the Year

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:

  1. Demonstrated excellence in the nominated category
  2. The individual’s status as an inspirational role model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian population
  3. Demonstrated leadership
  4. The individual’s future goals and likely impact
  5. 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.