Youth Fest!

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Overview

Youth Fest in its inaugural year is an event showcasing the amazing talents and achievements of young people across the Shire over the last 12 months. 

This year we will feature young people’s contributions to Corangamite Shire through stories. Young peoples art work and woodwork will also be on display throughout the evening, as will business stands for young entrepreneurs who have their own small businesses, to promote/sell their work.

Attendees will be encouraged to wander around the space to read the success stories of young people in Corangamite.

The entire event is supported by the Victorian Government, FReeZA and Corangamite Shire.

Nomination Form

To nominate an incredible young person please complete the below form.

Category briefs

Community Services

This category is for a young person or group of young people who has given up personal time, acknowledgment or position, in favour of working towards the benefit of family, or the community and its citizens, whether locally or globally. This may be through:

  • Volunteering
  • Addressing a community need or issue
  • Assisting others in need
  • Has organised an event, group or activity that has improved people’s involvement in the community
  • Caring for a family member

Environmental

This category is for a young person who is passionate and committed to the conservation and sustainability of the natural environment. This may be through any of the following:

  • Conserving the diversity of native plants, animals and natural ecosystems
  • Protection or enhancement of unique landscapes
  • Better management of resources or waste
  • Use of resources in a sustainable way
  • Restoration or rehabilitation of the environment
  • Increasing community understanding of environmental issues or innovations and influencing people’s behaviour

Agriculture

This category is for a young person or group of young people who have a dedication and drive for working with Agriculture and excels in their chosen field. They have also actively shared this talent with others. This may be through any of the following (please note that these listed activities are not exclusive)

  • Participation in local Agricultural Shows
  • Contribution to school and community 
  • Cultivation of vegetable gardens

Arts

This category is for a young person or group of young people who have dedication and passion for performing arts and excel in their chosen field. They have also actively shared this passion and talent with others. This may be through any of the following:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Stand up comedy
  • Speech and debate
  • Circus
  • Street performance
  • Live performance aimed at enhancing the local music industry
  • Supporting the local music industry
  • Being actively involved
  • Actively using music to improve the lives of others
  • Sharing their talents generously with the community
  • Photography
  • Traditional art
  • Drawing
  • Murals
  • Film
  • Fashion

Workplace Endeavour

This category is for a young person who shows leadership and initiative in their workplace and excels in their chosen occupation. This may be through any of the following (Please note that these listed activities are not exclusive)

  • Outstanding customer service
  • Positive promotion of business
  • Leadership within the workplace
  • Contribution to the community

Sport

This category is for a young person or group of young people who have dedication and passion for sports and excels in their chosen field. They have also actively shared this talent with others. This may be through any of the following: (please note that these listed sports are not exclusive)

  • Netball
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Skate
  • Surf
  • BMX
  • Go Kart
  • Motorcross
  • Equestrian

Coranga-mate Category

This category is for a young person who regularly displays excellent qualities of mateship. Nominate a friend in the Corangmate category who is kind, selfless, and always willing to offer a friend a helping hand. This may be through:

  • School
  • Sports
  • Weekend events
  • Music classes
  • Dance classes
  • Other out of school hobbies

Inspiration Category

This category is for someone who has overcome an obstacle in leaps and bounds, and deserves to be recognised for their hard work. This category may be for someone who has:

  • Overcome a personal challenge
  • Shown resilience
  • Displayed courage
  • Shown persistence

 

Conditions of entry

Applications close 5 pm Sunday 17 November 2019

  • Applicants must be between 12-25 years of age
  • Applicants must be Australian citizens and permanent resident, and live, work or study in the Corangamite Shire
  • People who have moved due to study or work commitments are still eligible to enter, if they have lived, worked or studied in Corangamite over the previous 12 months
  • Emphasis is given to qualities displayed within the nominated category over the past 12 months
  • Nominations may only be made on the official entry form by mail, fax or email
  • For any group nominations, at least 80 per cent of the group members must be within the 12-25 year age group and at least 80 per cent of the group live, work or study in the Corangamite Shire
  • All nomination information and material remains the property of the Corangamite Shire Council and will not be returned
  • Nominees agree to make themselves available without cost for publicity purposes as required prior to and after the awards presentation
  • Nominees agree to allow the use of their nomination information for publicity purposes
  • Nominees may be required to provide video via USB or URL (e.g. YouTube) for judges to view if nominated in either music or performing arts categories
  • Nominees will be required required to provide photos or film of their work, when nominated in the visual and multimedia arts category
  • A nominee can be withdrawn at any stage at the judges’ discretion in consultation with Youth Development Officer and FReeZA Officer, if a recipient’s character is called into question
  • All questions need to be answered in order for the nomination to be eligible