News: Recognise a young person today

Nominate a young person in the Barkly for their outstanding efforts in the NT Young Achiever Awards.

Posted: Thursday, 30 August 2018

Nominations for the Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards are now open and we want our local young achievers, aged between 14 and 29, to be recognised.
Barkly Regional Council Mayor Steve Edgington encourages all residents to nominate a local young person into the Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards.
"There are many young people in the Barkly region who need to recognised for their work, whether it's in a leadership role, the arts, sports, health, business, the environment or as Indigenous educators," he said.
"We, as a community, need to get behind these young Territorians to acknowledge, encourage and most importantly promote their positive achievements."

Objectives of the program

  1. Acknowledge & highlight the achievements of young Australians.
  2. Educate the general public with examples of youth achievement.
  3. Encourage & motivate young Australians at all levels in their chosen field of endeavour.
  4. Develop a sense of pride in being an Australian.
  5. Build self-confidence through rewards for excellence.
  6. Provide role models and mentors for our youth by highlighting their achievements and the pursuit of excellence.
  7. Develop and encourage leadership and life skills in young Australians.

Category winners will each receive $2,000 and a trophy, courtesy of founding partner TIO. One of the category winners will be awarded the 2019 Northern Territory Young Achiever of the Year and will receive an additional $2,000 and a prestigious trophy.
Nominations are being sought in the following categories:
Minister for Territory Families Excellence in Youth Leadership Award
NT Government Small Business Achievement Award
NT Government Young Carers Award
NT Government Young Aboriginal Educator Award
ConocoPhillips Environment Award
Charles Darwin University Arts Award
Somerville Community Service Award
Zip Print Sport Award
Genesee & Wyoming Australia Indigenous Achievement Award
Colemans Contracting and Earthmoving Agricultural Award
McDonalds NT Career Achievement Award
Glencore McArthur River Mining Regional and Rural Initiative Award

To submit a nomination, go online to and click 'Nominate Now'.
Nominations close on Friday, 30 November 2018 with judging on Wednesday, 6 February 2019 and Awards Gala Presentation on Friday, 5 April 2019.
For more info call the Awards Office on 1300 148 228 or email: