Issue 15
Monday, 11 September 2017
Charles Darwin University
CDU law student Mark Munnich won the 2017 NT Young Achiever Award
CDU law student Mark Munnich won the 2017 NT Young Achiever Award

Call for rising stars to enter awards

By Ellie Turner

The Northern Territory Young Achiever Awards nominations are now open, with Charles Darwin University proudly continuing to throw its support behind young artists through its sponsorship of the Arts Award.

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. Last year’s award went to mentor of Indigenous female musicians Eleanor Dixon, from Elliott.

The awards for Territorians up to 29 years of age aim to recognise young people achieving great results or being actively involved in the community, and inspire them to continue their work.

Each of the 12 category winners will receive a trophy and $2000 from Prize Patron, TIO, and one winner will be announced as the 2018 NT Young Achiever of the Year.

Categories include:

* Charles Darwin University Arts Award

* ConocoPhillips Environment Award

* Genesee & Wyoming Australia Indigenous Achievement Award

* Glencore McArthur River Mining Regional and Rural Initiative Award

* Minister for Territory Families Excellence in Youth Leadership Award

* NT Government Small Business Achievement Award

* NT Government Young Aboriginal Educator Award

* NT Government Young Carers Award

* PTTEP Australasia Health and Wellbeing Award

* Somerville Community Service Award

* The Coffee Club Fashion Award

* Zip Print Sport Award

For more information or to submit a nomination, visit W: Nominations close on 6 December, 2017.