Inspired Young Person Award

At the Y we believe in the power of inspired young people.

This award acknowledges a child or young person from one of our Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) services who aspire, has reached achievements (great or small) and most importantly, inspires.

Nominations have now closed, 2020 winners can be found here.

Key dates

Nominations Open - Monday 8 June 2020

Nominations Close - Friday 3 July 2020

Winner and Runner ups announced - Week of 20 July 2020



Who can nominate?

Anyone! We welcome any Y staff or parents/caregivers of a child or young person attending one of our OSHC services to nominate and recognise a child or young person for the Inspired Young Person Award.

What can be classified as aspirational, inspirational or achievement?

Have they just learnt to tie their shoelaces? Have they participated in community activities? Have they always had a positive attitude, helping and encouraging classmates? Any of the above and beyond, great or small, is considered award-worthy - we encourage all applications to highlight the young person you are intending to nominate!

Who can be nominated?

Any young person who attends YMCA WA OSHC can be nominated for the Inspired Young Person Award.

How do you prepare a nomination?

When completing the nomination form it is important to provide specific examples of how the young person has been inspiring.

In addition, it is helpful to include examples that best show how the nominee has gone above and beyond and what makes them inspirational. 

How are nominations assessed?

The YMCA WA has created an independent panel of judges to consider nominations.

The judges consist of x3 staff members from YMCA WA, together with x2 school Principals and inspiring influencer.

In considering nominations, judges will be looking to see the young person has:

  • demonstrated inspiring behaviour/achievement;
  • made a contribution over and above what might be reasonably expected; or
  • whose contribution to the community stands out from others who may have also made a valuable contribution.

Are nominations confidential?

All nominations are strictly confidential, and the information provided will only be used to assist the judges in considering the nominations.

Who will be judging and when will it take place?

A panel of judges will be selected and will choose the winner and runner ups. The winner and runner ups will be announced the week of 20 July 2020, a two week period after nominations are due.

What are the prizes?

The winner receives a $100 gift voucher and books for their school.

Two runner ups receive a $50 gift voucher and books for their school.

How are winners told of their award?

Winner’s families will be advised via email. The names of successful winners will be published on the YMCA WA Facebook, Instagram, YMCA OSHC Facebook and YMCA OSHC website pages.

Where do I go if I have further questions?

Please contact your Outside School Hours Service, contact details can be found here.


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