Youth Awards

Nominations for the 2022 Youth Awards have now closed.

HitFM Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Awards 2022

HitFM Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Awards is now open for 2022!

The HitFM Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Awards recognise young people and people working in the youth space doing awesome work in our community. Whether it be for academic achievement, employment excellence, cultural leadership or community contribution, we want to know about them.

With six categories that represent the wide and varied contributions young people and organisations make to Kalgoorlie-Boulder, each winner will receive a $500 cash prize along with their achievements being showcased by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

We are proud to introduce two new categories to the 2022 HitFM Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Awards. The award categories this year are;

  • Youth Worker or Volunteer of the Year and;
  • Youth Organisation of the Year

2022 Award Winners

Young Achiever Award - Amber Lilley

Young Tradesperson or Apprentice of the Year - Harrison Webb

Young Community Champion - Elissa Van Den Elzen

Young Cultural Leader - Malakai Champion

Youth Worker or Volunteer of the Year - Cameron Mallory

Youth Organisation of the Year - The Salvation Army Youth Services and The Shed

2022 Award Categories

For detailed guidelines for each category please review the guidelines.

Young Achiever Award

The Young Achiever Award recognises young people who have achieved excellence in their field of work or study, achieved a noteworthy personal accomplishment or have developed a creative or innovative project/initiative. This award highlights those young people who have endeavoured to complete a project or initiative to the highest of standards, and have demonstrated ability that has led to them being a stand-out contributors to the youth community. From academic achievers to tech innovators and customer service superstars, this is the award for YOU!

Young Tradesperson or Apprentice of the Year 

Trades play a significant role in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder business community and we want to support those young tradies and apprentices who are the future workforce in these industries. This award recognises young people who have performed highly in their roles as tradesperson or apprentices. They must have completed or are currently undertaking a trade with a registered trade organisation and have excelled in their work performance and/or related studies. They are vital members of their team, contributing to a positive work environment and have a positive influence on work colleagues. They go above and beyond to get the job done and they demonstrate a passion for the community they live and work within. So we're calling for all Bakers and Butchers, Chefs and Carpenters, Electricians and Plumbers and everything in between!

Young Community Champion 

The Young Community Champion award recognises young people who have a community-focussed mindset and contributes broadly to the greater good of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community. Their achievements have been undertaken on a volunteer basis and have demonstrated leadership on community issues relating to the enhancement of community life. They demonstrate inspiring qualities as a role model and go above and beyond to support those within their community. If you know someone who may have acknowledged and addressed a problem they found within the community, then this is the award for them!

Young Cultural Leader 

Kalgoorlie-Boulder is a diverse and multi-cultural city, with a long history of residents hailing from many different backgrounds. This award recognises young people from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background advocating on behalf of their community. They demonstrate leadership qualities within their community while acting as a positive role model for young people of diverse cultural backgrounds. They are community-minded and maintain a strong connection to their country and/or culture, showing commitment to educating others on the value of culture. This award is for the countless young people contributing to the vibrant cultural fabric of our community.

Youth Worker or Volunteer of the Year

Youth workers and volunteers play a pivotal role in the development and lives of young people in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. In every youth organisation, support service and not for profit organisation, there’s a team of dedicated youth workers, developing programs, lending a sympathetic ear and providing support for young people in need.

This award celebrates the individual efforts of those youth workers or volunteers who go above and beyond in their roles working with young people.

Youth Organisation of the Year

Organisations that run programs for young people and support the ongoing development and service delivery to Kalgoorlie-Boulder's young people are vital in the community. This award category exists to acknowledge the outstanding achievements and contributions that youth-focused organisations or programs deliver to young people. To be eligible for this award the organisation has to have a primary focus or program delivering services directly to young people aged 12-25. The organisation will be exceptional in their ability to relate to young people and delivering programs or services that have a positive impact on the community and the young people they engage with.

Nomination Forms:

Nominations for the 2022 Youth Awards have now closed.

HitFM Youth Awards Nomination For

HitFM Youth Awards Selection Criteria

HitFM Youth Awards Terms and Conditions

Quick Links

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Hear from the 2020 award winners!

Alexis - Young Achiever

Thomas - Young Tradesperson/Apprentice

Paige - Young Community Champion

Taysharn - Young Cultural Leader

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