Unleashed Awards

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Help us celebrate the initiatives that make a difference to our world and the young people that lead them

Each year, the Foundation for Young Australians recognises the genuine impact that young people are making across our country, from students giving social enterprise a go, to those addressing the biggest social and economic challenges of our time.

The annual Unleashed Awards honour their incredible contribution to our world with a night of celebration in Melbourne at Australia’s premier social change awards for young people.

Are you working on something that could change the world for good or know someone who is? Nominate an initiative that deserves a big old pat on the back by 9am Monday October 1, 2018.


FYA’s annual Unleashed Awards recognise initiatives led by young people that are addressing issues big and small, whether it’s in the local community, across Australia or abroad.

We’re looking for a diverse range of nominations, from young people who are just getting started to established enterprises with evidence of their impact. You can find where your nomination fits best in one of 7 categories, with a category created just for $20 Boss participants.

The Award winners will be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne in November. Not based in Melbourne? Not a problem. All finalists will be flown to the ceremony for maximum high-fives and celebrations.

Whether you’ve been involved in an FYA program or event before, or you’re totally new to the FYA family, we want to hear from you! People from all backgrounds, cultures, religions, locations and walks of life are encouraged to be involved. Submit your nomination by 9am October 1, 2018.

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Choose from one of 7 categories
Submit your nomination in one of 7 categories that each recognise different kinds of initiatives
Party with us at the Awards Ceremony
Award finalists will be flown to Melbourne in November to enjoy a night of fun and celebration
Meet young changemakers just like you!
Get involved with Unleashed and join Australia's growing community of young social changemakers
What are you waiting for?

Nominate a project or initiative in one of 7 categories for an Unleashed Award by 9am Monday October 1, 2018.