The Geelong Youth Awards aim to recognise and celebrate young people who have made and/or are currently making significant contributions in the areas of leadership, cultural awareness, community work, sport, arts, music and youth development.

Winners announced

The City congratulates and celebrates alongside the following category winners:

  • Active Achievement Award – Dylan Logan, 20
  • Arts & Music Award – Kai D’Orsa, 16
  • Citizenship (Group) Award – 1st Belmont Venturer Unit Ukraine Fundraiser
  • Citizenship (Individual) Award – Arhlia Cvetkovski, 12
  • Cultural Awareness Award – Moo Thay Wyar Blue, 23
  • Inclusion Award – Sarbjeet Singh, 21
  • Inspiration Award – Jonathon Kelly, 19
  • Leadership Award – Breanna Beckley, 25
  • Unsung Hero Award – Jasmine Van Der Meulen, 16
  • Volunteer Award – Lottie Hughes, 15
  • Special mention (Environment) – Odi Evans, 18
  • Special mention: (Tech) – Nic Robinson, 13
  • Special mention: (Young entrepreneur) – Abby Sleep, 24

We would also like to acknowledge all the outstanding young people who were nominated:

  • Aaron Green
  • Alex Aidt
  • Ali Zafar Rezaei
  • Angus Hodder
  • Ashlyn Blythe
  • Bill Ding
  • Cameron Pearce
  • Darragh Maher
  • Eh Doe Htoo Shay
  • Elis Tun Htay Thu
  • Ella Ryan
  • Ethan Ferman
  • Faith Qoon
  • Finn Rowbottom
  • Heidi Cahir
  • Heidi Creece
  • Imogen O'Shannessy
  • Jade Mackenzie
  • Jahnaye Buntine
  • James Herbert
  • Jay Blackney
  • Jessie Blackney
  • Jon Cannell
  • Kobe George
  • Lana Pagram
  • Lauren Kelly
  • Liam Deller
  • Lillie Butcher
  • Lola Philip-Szaraz
  • Mia Pfarrer
  • Mitchell Hand
  • Mollie Nicholls
  • Nullah Farey Williams
  • Olivia Costa
  • Peter Koneski
  • Ruby-Rose Braddock
  • Rylie King-Thompson
  • Sadiqa Muqadisi
  • Sarah Barrot
  • Sienna Davies
  • Stephanie Reynolds
  • Subana Murugamoorthy
  • Talydia Williams
  • Tiana Athanasiou
  • Tom Fary
  • Zachariah Watts

Prizes / recognition

  • All nominees will receive a certificate.

  • Award winners will receive a personal trophy and a $500 contribution to support their ongoing interests and education.