Betty Makin Youth Awards

Betty Makin Youth Awards

2017 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's 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 17 March for the 2017 Betty Makin Youth Awards.

Youth scholarship award nominations

These awards acknowledge a young person or group of young people in the following 5 categories:

Culturally aware: Individual or group that has significantly contributed to cultural life in their communities and promoted the value of diversity.

Resilient: Individual or group that has accomplished great success while facing personal challenges and displayed resilience and perseverance.

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

Caring: Individual or group that has volunteered their time and resources to promote and participate in working within community, animal welfare, sustainability and/or environmental conservation.

Community-minded: Individual or group that has made an outstanding contribution to the local community, and has been a positive or inspirational role model.

Nominate now  

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

Main image: The EducatED perform at the 2016 Betty Makin Youth Awards presentation night.
 

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’s local community.

For workers who have at least 5 years experience in the field and who have:

  • demonstrated a long-term commitment to young people’s wellbeing
  • acted as a role model for their peers
  • contributed to youth participation and empowerment
  • made a significant impact on the City’s youth sector.

Rookie of the Year Award: For City of Sydney local area workers who have less than 2 years experience in the field and have achieved one or more of the following:

  • developed and implemented innovative programs to enhance the wellbeing and participation of young people in their relevant field
  • made significant improvement in policy and practices in engagement, participation and capacity building to support young people in the local community
  • built positive relationships with young people, helping them to realise their potential resulting in positive change.

Outstanding Partnership of the Year Award: A group or organisation in the City of Sydney’s local area that has:

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

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Contacts

For more information, please contact:

Lorraine Ventura
Youth Team Leader
02 8512 8771

Last updated: Tuesday, 3 January 2017