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Nominations for 2015 Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards now open


Tuesday 16 September 2014
Nominations are now open for the 2015 Channel Nine Young Achiever Awards.

Youth Minister Zoe Bettison said the Young Achiever Awards are an opportunity to encourage, acknowledge and reward young South Australians for their positive achievements and contributions to the state.

"The diversity of these awards allows young people from all areas and communities to be involved and recognised," Ms Bettison said.

"I encourage everybody to consider nominating a worthy individual for an award."

Ms Bettison said this is the 12th year the State Government, through the Office for Youth, has sponsored the Aboriginal Achievement Award.

"The Aboriginal Achievement Award recognises passionate young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 14 to 28 years for their contributions to their community, overcoming barriers, leadership skills and cultural achievements.

"Last year's award winner, Tjimarri Sanderson-Milera, is a strong advocate for cultural understanding, taking opportunities through international sport and his work with Qantas to share culture and stories through dance.

"Tjimarri's extensive community involvement includes dance groups, volunteering and presentations on healthy life style and fitness.

"The State Government is pleased to support an award that celebrates leadership, cultural development and a commitment to achieving excellence."

Other finalists have received nominations for establishing Indigenous Student Associations at university and managing the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience in South Australia.

The Channel Nine Young Achiever Awards program is an initiative of Awards Australia.

Nominations for the awards are open until Tuesday, 2 December 2014, with winners to be announced at a gala awards presentation on Saturday, 28 March 2015.

To nominate online, or for more information visit

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