Nominations Now Open for the Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards


University Senior College has begun the search for young change makers who are making a difference in the community, to nominate for the University Senior College Create Change Award, part of the Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards.

The University Senior College Create Change Award will recognise young people who are driving activities, programs and initiatives that promote or create change. The Create Change Award acknowledges and celebrates the commitment young people make in achieving or participating in positive activities that empower change locally, nationally and/or internationally; the young people who have ambition and seek to challenge the status quo, using their passions and skills to push the boundaries.

This award is open to both individuals or youth groups who are providing youth a platform and voice to discuss and stimulate ideas about innovative change in their local region and identifying pathways for change in the future. We would be delighted to receive nominations from or on behalf of young community contributors who are making their local community a better place to live.” said Anita Zocchi, University Senior College Principal.  

Nominations are now open in the following categories:

  • University Senior College Create Change Award
  • First National Real Estate Innovation Award
  • Websters Lawyers Service to the Community Award
  • Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Rural Health Award
  • Multicultural Youth South Australia Spirit of Resilience Award
  • Scouts SA Leadership Award
  • Santos Regional Service Award
  • Department for Communities and Social Inclusion Aboriginal Achievement Award
  • Worldwide Sports Award
  • The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award
  • The University of Adelaide STEM Award
  • WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award

Category winners will each receive a $1,000 Award prize courtesy of Axsys, along with a $1,000 Bartercard account and a trophy. One of the twelve winners will be chosen as the Premier’s Channel 9 Young Achiever of the Year and will receive a State trophy, a further $2,000 from Axsys and an additional $1,000 Bartercard account plus a Hilton Hotels holiday package provided by Hilton Adelaide.

To submit a nomination, simply go online to and click ‘Nominate Now.’

Nominations close Friday 19th January 2018. For assistance please feel free to contact the Awards Office on 8132 0753 or email

SAYAA18 Eflyer - USC Create Change Award

The Channel 9 Young Achiever Awards have been in existence since 1988, with the purpose of acknowledging, encouraging and promoting the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of age. The Young Achiever Awards aim to encourage nominee’s positive energies, talents and creativity, which set a positive example to others.

For more information about the University Senior College Create Change Award please contact:
Carmen Bishop
Director of Marketing & Community Relations
University Senior College
t. 08 8313 4988
m. 0422 885 409

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