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NT launches Young Achiever Awards

The 2013 CDU Arts Award winner Lionel Garawirrtja and The Chooky Dancers troupe The 2013 CDU Arts Award winner Lionel Garawirrtja and The Chooky Dancers troupe

Nominations for the Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards, which acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young Territorians have been launched at Charles Darwin University.

Chief Minister Adam Giles launched the awards and said they were a great way to celebrate the hard work of young Territorians.

“Now is the time for the Territory’s young people to stand up and be counted with nominations now open,” Mr Giles said.

“Young people are the backbone of our community and we are proud to be a part of a program that acknowledges their achievements. 

“This program provides an essential platform for people to learn from one another and shines a spotlight on their dedication to their communities.”

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said CDU was proud once again to be the Award Patron for the Arts Award this year.

“I am delighted to highlight the importance of the Award within the Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards,” Professor Glover said.

The Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards is calling for nominations in the following categories:
* The Charles Darwin University Arts Award
* The ConocoPhillips Environment Award
* The Northern Territory Government Small Business Achievement Award
* The Glencore McArthur River Mining Regional & Rural Initiative Award
* The Minister for Young Territorians Excellence in Youth Leadership Award
* The PTTEP Australasia Health and Wellbeing Award
* The Australian Super Career  Kick Start Award
* The Somerville Community Services Award
* The Northern Territory Government Young Carers Award

Nominate directly online at www.awardsaustralia.comor P: 1300 735 445 for more information.

Nominations close November 29, with winners announced in Darwin on April 5 2014.