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Nominations are now open for the 2023 YACWA Youth Awards!

Published on Thursday, 3 August 2023 at 1:19:50 PM

The 2023 YACWA Youth Awards celebrate the contributions of young people who show outstanding dedication to making a positive change in their community and recognises their leadership and accomplishments.

Nominations are open for the following categories:

  • Minister for Youth's Most Outstanding Youth Worker Award;
  • Commissioner for Children and Young People Participate Award;
  • Positive Achievement Award;
  • Edith Cowan University Community Leadership Award;
  • Creative Contribution Award;
  • The Y WA Collective Action Award;
  • Youth Focus Sector Collaboration Award;
  • Youth Futures Innovation for a Sustainable Future Award;
  • Mission Australia Young Changemaker Award; and
  • The Charmaine Dragun Memorial Award

Nominations close Friday 15 September.

Submit your nominations here: 


  • A WA Young Person of the Year award will be selected from those categories which honour individuals.
  • Category winners receive a $1,000 prize, with the WA Young Person of the Year to receive a $10,000 travel bursary to participate in youth-related events and activities across WA, in addition to a personal travel prize valued at $3,000.
  • Nominations close on Friday 15 September 2023, with winners to be announced at the 24th WA Youth Awards on Friday 27 October at the WA museum, Boola Bardip.
  • The awards are a partnership between the Department of Communities and the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia

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