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LYRiK Awards

About the LYRiK Program

The Leadership, Youth and Respect in Kwinana (LYRiK) Program recognises the achievements of young people and provides mentoring opportunities to those aged 10 to 24 years who live, work or go to school in Kwinana. The LYRiK Program aims to develop leadership skills, financial, budgeting and goal setting skills, community-building skills, independence, confidence and resilience.

The LYRiK Program is proudly supported by Alcoa and Coogee.

LYRiK Awards

Established in 2006, the LYRiK Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of Kwinana young people aged 10 – 24 years.

A young person or group of young people can be nominated for one of six LYRiK Award categories in two age groups, 10 – 17 years and 18 – 24 years. Every Award winner will receive a $250 cash prize and an invitation to attend a Leadership Day in July.

Each Award category has been linked to several relevant goals from the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals to enable Kwinana young people to see their achievements in the context of a global framework. For more information about the goals, please visit www.sdgs.un.org

Award Categories

1. Achievement in Career or Education Progression Award 

This Award recognises a young person/s who is striving towards, and taking the initiative in, developing skills and knowledge in their chosen career and/or education pathway. Examples may include acquiring voluntary accreditation and training certificates, excellence in the workplace and volunteer career experience such as a Barista Training Program. 

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals linked to this Award are: 

Goal 4 - Quality Education

Goal 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth

Goal 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

2. Community Inspiration Award 

This Award recognises a young person/s who positively influences others by igniting and driving community change. Examples may include taking the initiative to address community gaps, overcoming challenging personal circumstances in their day-to-day life or starting a social movement or community group. 

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals linked to this Award are: 

Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

Goal 5 – Gender Equality

Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities 

Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

3. Leadership Award

This Award recognises a young person/s who displays strong leadership and positively impacts the local community. Examples may include active participation on a school council or community group, volunteering in the community, planning a youth event or bringing out the best in others. 

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals linked to this Award are: 

Goal 5 - Gender Equality

Goal 10 – Reduced Inequalities 

Goal 13 – Climate Action

Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions 

4. Respect for Land & Water Award

This Award recognises a young person/s who displays commitment in addressing environmental and/or cultural matters. This may include conducting regular beach clean ups, participating in green teams in schools or volunteering in a Bushcare or Aboriginal Rangers program.

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals linked to this Award are: 

Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

Goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy 

Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

Goal 13 – Climate Action

Goal 14 – Life Below Water

Goal 15 – Life on Land

5. Social Justice Advocate Award

This Award recognises a young person/s who advocates for social change in the Kwinana community. Examples may include organising an awareness/advocacy campaign, engagement with social justice groups/organisations or being a voice for marginalised members of our community.

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals linked to this Award are: 

Goal 1 - No Poverty 

Goal 2 – Zero Hunger

Goal 3 – Good Health and Well-Being

Goal 4 – Quality Education

Goal 5 – Gender Equality

Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Goal 17 – Partnerships for the Goals

6. Sport and Recreation Achievement Award

This Award recognises a young person/s who has excelled in their chosen sport or recreation as a player, an official or, as a volunteer. Examples may include volunteering as a coach or referee, mentoring younger players or being selected at a representative level. 

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals linked to this Award are: 

Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

Goal 5 – Gender Equality

Goal 10 – Reduced Inequalities

Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

Goal 16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

All nominees will be eligible for the Personal Development Award and the LYRiK Young Person of the Year Award which are chosen by the assessment panel and come with a $250 and $500 cash prize respectively.

Key Dates

15 December  – Applications open

1 May – Applications close

June – Winners announced at the LYRiK Awards

July school holidays – Leadership Day (winners only)

How to Apply

Online nominations will open on 15 December 2023. Please complete the nomination form by 1 May 2024. 

Complete the LYRiK Awards nomination form here

Hot Tip for Nominators

When writing your nomination please provide detailed information about your nominee, their achievements and any other additional information that will help the assessment panel. The more information, the better!

For More Information

If you have any questions about the LYRiK Awards or need help completing the nomination form please contact the Youth Development team at the Zone Youth Space.

Phone: 9236 4550

Email: youthdev@kwinana.wa.gov.au

Sponsors

The LYRiK program is proudly supported by:

The Alcoa logo.A logo reading 'Coogee' with two interlocked c's.

More Information

For more information, contact the Zone Youth Space on 9236 4550, or email lyrik@kwinana.wa.gov.au.

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