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Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks presents the 2015 CDU Arts Award to Yolngu filmmaker Ishmael Marika Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks presents the 2015 CDU Arts Award to Yolngu filmmaker Ishmael Marika

Nominations are open for the 2016 Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards, which acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young Territorians.

The awards were launched recently by NT Chief Minister Adam Giles at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina campus and Territorians of up to 29 years of age are eligible to apply.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks said the university was proud to once again sponsor the CDU Arts Award, which celebrated the achievements of artistic young people who strived for excellence and creativity.

“CDU is pleased to play its part in helping unearth the achievements of the NT’s young people and, in particular, our amazing young artists,” Professor Maddocks said.

“The CDU Arts Award highlights the importance of the arts and also the importance of young people in the Northern Territory who are pushing the boundaries with their art.”

The Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards is calling for nominations in the following categories:

Charles Darwin University Arts Award

AustralianSuper Career Kick Start Award

ConocoPhillips Environment Award

Genesee & Wyoming Australia Indigenous Achievement Award

Glencore McArthur River Mining Regional and Rural Initiative Award

Minister for Young Territorians Excellence in Youth Leadership Award

PTTEP Australasia Health and Wellbeing Award

Somerville Community Services Award

The NT Government Small Business Achievement Award

The NT Government Young Indigenous Educator Award

Zip Print Sports Award

For more information or to make a nomination, visit W: awardsaustralia.com/young-achiever-awards/nt