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Lyrik youth award program

The Leadership, Youth and Respect in Kwinana (LyriK) program promotes excellence by recognising achievement and providing opportunities for young people, aged 10 to 18 years, to enhance leadership, resilience, citizenship, character, entrepreneurship, community participation, skills and creativity. Find out who’s eligible, how to nominate, categories, and what the prize is.

About the LyriK Program

The Leadership, Youth and Respect in Kwinana (LyriK) program promotes youth endeavor by providing opportunites for young people to grow as young citizens, achievers and leaders, as well as publicly recognise those who excel.  The program began in 2006 and includes:

  • LyriK Leadership and Development Activities;
  • LyriK Mentoring;
  • LyriK Educational Scholarships; and
  • The LyriK Awards.

The core objectives of the LyriK program are as follows:

  • build resilience;
  • build leadership and personal development; and
  • build community impact and involvement.

Lyrik Leadership and Development Activities are run throughout the year, with recent activities including TedX Talk outings to Perth, inspirational guest speaker and training events, workshops, entrepreneurship coaching and more. To be alerted to upcoming LyriK Leadership and Development Activities please follow the Zone Youth Space Facebook and Instagram or call 9236 4550.

LyriK Mentoring can be organised for young people seeking guidance with achieving excellence. This includes formal mentoring opportunities offered to LyriK Educational Scholarship recipients, young leaders on the Youth Advisory Council, key program volunteers or any young person seeking a bit of help or inspiration to achieve their ambitions.

Information about the LyriK Educational Scholarships.

About the LyriK Awards

LyriK stands for Leadership, Youth and Respect in Kwinana. The LyriK Awards recognise the valuable contributions of local young people aged 10 to 18 years in the City of Kwinana by celebrating those who are excelling across six categories - Achievement, Leadership, Inspiration, Respect, Mateship and Teamwork.

Award categories are split into two age groups, 10 to 14 years and 15 to 18 years. Each winner receives a $250 cash prize to be spent on an opportunity they wouldn’t otherwise have or it can be put towards a dream they’ve always had. In addition, a $50 donation will be made to a charity of their choice.  

Nominations are assessed by a panel and all nominees are also eligible for the Progress Award and the Young Person of the Year Award. The winner of the Progress Award receives a further $250 cash prize and the Young Person of the Year receives a $500 cash prize, plus a $50 donation is made to a charity of their choice.

Nominees and Award recipients are publicly recognised at a prestigious annual Awards Ceremony.

The 2021 LyriK Award winners stand onstage with their awards, showered in confetti. Play Video



Recognises young people who:

  • are excelling in their academic studies, at work or on the sporting field
  • have strived to achieve their best at all times in their chosen field

Recognises young people who:

  • display strong leadership skills
  • are positive role models for other young people in the community
  • positively influence others through encouraging and supporting them
  • are proactive in raising awareness around important issues

Recognises young people who:

  • have overcome difficult circumstances in their day-to-day life
  • works tirelessly to recruit others for community events or positive awareness campaigns
  • excel and stay focused in terms of personal goals, academics or recreational pursuits, despite extreme odds

Recognises young people and groups in the community who:

  • assisted a friend through difficult times, displaying kindness and generosity
  • encourage others to seek help from services to ensure they’re okay
  • assists others with homework, projects or learning a new skill

Recognises young people who:

  • demonstrate a commitment to a team
  • include others in the group, share the spotlight and are fundamental in achieving positive outcomes
  • commit to fundraising events for their club or charity

Recognises a young person who:

  • encourages others in a respectful way
  • display manners, personal ethics and strong principles
Progress Award

Recognises a young person who:

  • has demonstrated or sustained exceptional positive behaviour or values within the Kwinana community
Young Person of the Year Award

Recognises a young person who:

  • has made an outstanding contribution to the Kwinana community over the course of the year


To be eligible, the nominated young person must be 10 to 18 years of age, live within or attend school within Kwinana, and submit a valid nomination form within the nomination period.

How to Nominate 

To nominate a young person or group just complete the online nomination form. Nominators can be anyone including the young person.

The form has five sections – Nominee Details, Nominator Details, Award Category, Referees and Supporting Documents. Please note - if you want to nominate a young person or group for more than one award, you will need to complete one form per award.

Nominations close on Sunday, 9 May 2021.


The LyriK Program was awarded National Youth Engagement award in 2009 for its positive engagement with young people and in 2016, the City of Kwinana won the WA Local Government Children's Environment and Health Awards – Children's consultation category for its process in consulting with young people on the Kwinana Outdoor Youth Space (KOYS) and Youth Outreach Live Outdoors (YOLO) projects.


The LyriK program is proudly sponsored the following organisations:

The City of Kwinana's logo.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

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