Youth shine in Macedon Ranges

Nominations for the awards will close June 30 (Unsplash).

Nominations for the 2023 Macedon Ranges youth awards are now open, which aims to recognise residents who have made significant contributions to the community.

The awards are open to residents aged between 12 to 25 years old for six categories, including; willpower, good deeds, pure imagination, nicely played, skilling it, and well aware.

Director community Maria Weiss said council is excited to showcase the incredible achievements and hard work of young people in the shire.

“These awards provide a unique opportunity to bring all members of the community together in a really positive way and celebrate the immense contributions that young people make in our society,” Ms Weiss said.

“If you know of a young person you feel should be put in the spotlight for their achievements, make sure you visit the website and nominate them.

“We encourage everyone to get involved to make this a true community event.”

Nominations will close Friday, June 30, and the winners will be announced at a live event at Kyneton Town Hall on August 10.


Award categories

Willpower: young people who show real character and perseverance, especially in the face of adversity.

Good deeds: young people who give their time and energy to activities that support the wellbeing of another individual, group or community.

Pure imagination: young people pursuing their passion for creativity through the arts.

Nicely played: young people kicking recreational and physical activity goals.

Skilling it: young people excelling in a mentorship program, workplace or business.

Well aware: young people who shine a light on important issues/social causes, and raise awareness in the community.

Zoe Moffatt