Youth Awards

The annual Alpine Shire Youth Awards recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements of a diverse range of young people with varying potential and skills aged between 12 – 21 years.

Nominations for the 2020 Alpine Shire Youth Awards are now open! Anyone can nominate a young person for any of the award categories.

For more information about each of the award categories, view our information pack.

To simplify the process in 2020, the Alpine Shire Youth team are accepting nominations via an online nomination form.

If you prefer, you can nominate using this fillable PDF form.

Members of the community are invited to nominate an outstanding young person in any of eight categories:

  • Academic
  • Community
  • Endurance and Persistence
  • Performing Arts
  • Rural
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Visual Arts and Media
  • Workplace

The Alpine Shire Youth Award (12 – 16 years) and Alpine Shire Youth Award (17 – 21 years) are selected from the finalists of the category awards.

To be eligible for nomination, a young person must meet the following criteria:

  • Nominee is aged between 12 and 21 years of age (inclusive) as of Friday, 4th of September 2020.
  • Nominee lives, works, volunteers or studies in the Alpine Shire Council municipality.
  • If the young person now lives outside of the Alpine Shire, they have previously lived in the Alpine Shire in the last 12 months.
  • If you are nominating a group, at least 80 per cent of the group members are aged between 12 and 21 years of age (inclusive).
  • Nominees has not won an individual Alpine Shire Youth Award in the last two years.

Nominations close at 11:59pm on Friday 7 August 2020.


2019 Youth Awards

Category Sponsor Recipient
Academic Award Dickens Real Estate Rory Miller
Community Award Mount Beauty & District Community Bank Taneka Mackay
Endurance and Persistance Award Rotary Club of Bright Tovah Harley-Wilson
Performing Arts Award Rotary Club of Myrtleford Axel Mero
Rural Award TAFCO Rural Supplies Jack Quinn
Sport Award Upper Kiewa Valley Lions Club Jackson Griffiths
Visual Arts and Media Award Bright Art Gallery & Cultural Centre Dylan Jenkins
Workplace Award Hancock Victorian Plantations Mitch Leist
Alpine Shire Youth Award 12 - 16 Years Bright Community Bank Ash Forrer and Tommi Silvester
Alpine Shire Youth Award 17 - 21 Years Rotary Club of Bright Matilda Manning

2018 Alpine Shire Youth Awards

The 2018 Alpine Shire Youth Awards were held in Mount Beauty on Friday 7 September 2018.

Congratulations to all the nominees, finalists and winners of the 2018 Youth Awards, and thank you to the local businesses and community groups that sponsored the awards.

Category Sponsor Recipient
Academic Award Dickens Real Estate Rahn Stavar
Community Award Mount Beauty & District Community Bank Erin Bourke
Endurance and Persistance Award Rotary Club of Bright Amaya Harris
Performing Arts Award Rotary Club of Myrtleford Tyra Hunt
Rural Award TAFCO Rural Supplies Simon Zanin
Sport Award Upper Kiewa Valley Lions Club Jalen Barker
Visual Arts and Media Award Bright Art Gallery & Cultural Centre Elly Jenkins
Workplace Award Hancock Victorian Plantations Meaghan Hood
Alpine Shire Youth Award 12 - 16 Years Bright Community Bank Amy Rogers
Alpine Shire Youth Award 17 - 21 Years Rotary Club of Bright Josh Thompson

2017 Alpine Shire Youth Awards

The red carpet awards evening was held in Myrtleford on Friday 7 September 2017 and featured supper, music, an art exhibition and inspirational guest speaker Lincoln Budge. 

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2017 Youth Awards, and thank you to the businesses and community groups that sponsored the awards:

Category Sponsor Recipient
Academic Award Dickens Real Estate Harrison Neville
Community Award Mount Beauty & District Community Bank Deakin Hunter
Endurance and Persistance Award Rotary Club of Bright Dylan Sgambelloni
Performing Arts Award Rotary Club of Myrtleford Jordyn Parmesan
Rural Award TAFCO Rural Supplies Harris Doodewaard
Sport Award Upper Kiewa Valley Lions Club Flynn Eriksson
Visual Arts and Media Award Bright Art Gallery & Cultural Centre Lily-Rose Burgess
Workplace Award Hancock Victorian Plantations Rhiannon Symons
Alpine Shire Youth Award 12 - 16 Years Bright Community Bank Ashley Farmer
Alpine Shire Youth Award 17 - 21 Years Rotary Club of Bright Dylan Sgambelloni

2016 Alpine Shire Youth Awards

The 2016 Alpine Shire Youth Awards were held at the Bright Community Centre. Guests were entertained by local young musicians and guest speaker, Mr Al Jeffrey.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 Youth Awards, and thank you to the businesses and community groups that sponsored the awards:

Category Sponsor Recipient
Academic Award Dickens Real Estate Caitlin Smith
Community Award Mount Beauty & District Community Bank Madeleine Lennox
Arts Award Rotary Club of Myrtleford Indianna Drew
Rural Award TAFCO Rural Supplies Matilda Hutton
Sport Award Upper Kiewa Valley Lions Club Jonah Cosgriff
Inspiration Award Rotary Club of Bright Peter Bennie
Workplace Award Hancock Victorian Plantations Nicholas Goznik
Alpine Shire Youth Award 12 - 16 Years Bright Community Bank Teagan Atherstone
Alpine Shire Youth Award 17 - 21 Years Rotary Club of Bright Tasman Cocks-Wheaton

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