Betty Makin Youth Awards

Betty Makin Youth Awards

2018 award nominations now open

The Betty Makin Youth Awards celebrate the positive contributions of young people and the people who work with them in the City of Sydney local area .

The youth scholarship awards recognise a team of young people (aged 12 to 25) or an individual young person in a particular scholarship category. Each scholarship is awarded to the value of $500.

The youth worker awards recognise a person or organisation making a difference to the lives of young people.

Nominations will close on Friday 16 March for the 2018 Betty Makin Youth Awards.

Youth scholarship award nominations

These awards acknowledge a young person or group of young people in the following 3 categories.

Resilient

Individual or group who have accomplished great success through resilience and perseverance despite facing personal challenges.

Creative

Individual or group who have made a significant contribution to the community through drama, visual arts, digital media, literature, music and/or other art forms.

Community-minded

Individual or group who have volunteered their time and resources to promote and participate in social justice, sustainability, environmental conservation, or animal welfare issues.

Please note, nominees must be aged 12 to 25 years.

You can read the terms and conditions before you start the nomination process.

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Main image: Some of the award winners from 2017 with Councillor Jess Miller (centre) who presented the awards.

Youth worker award nominations

These awards acknowledge a person or organisation making a difference to the lives of young people in the following 3 categories.

Hall of Fame Award

Outstanding long service to young people in the City of Sydney local area. For workers who have:

  • at least 5 years experience in their relevant field working with young people
  • demonstrated a long-term commitment to the wellbeing, participation and capacity building of young people and
  • acted as a role model for their peers and made a positive contribution to the field of youth participation and empowerment.

Rookie of the Year Award

For workers in the City of Sydney local area who: 

  • are new to the youth sector (2 years or less) and have developed and implemented innovative programs to enhance the wellbeing and participation of young people in their relevant field and/or
  • have made significant improvement in policy and practices in engagement, participation and capacity building to support young people in the local community and/or
  • have excelled at building positive relationships with young people, helping them to see their potential and to be the best they can be.

Outstanding Partnership of the Year Award

A group or organisation in the City of Sydney local area that has:

  • provided a fresh approach in an existing youth issue or challenge
  • worked in collaboration with project partners to overcome challenges or filled a gap in services and programs for young people and
  • shared resources, knowledge and expertise in program or services development. 

You can read the terms and conditions before you start the nomination process.

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Contacts

For more information about the Betty Makin Youth Awards, please contact:

Lorraine Ventura
Youth Team Leader
02 8512 8771





Last updated: Monday, 29 January 2018