Unleashed Awards

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.

Nominations for the 2018 Unleashed Awards have now closed. Stay up to date with all things Unleashed by subscribing to one of our newsletters below.


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 look for a diverse range of nominations, from young people who are just getting started to established enterprises with evidence of their impact. In 2018 there were 7 categories open to nomination, with 2 categories especially for $20 Boss participants.

The Award winners will be announced at a ceremony in Melbourne in November, 2018. Finalists from across the country will be flown to the ceremony for maximum high-fives and celebrations.

Unleashed is open to anyone who has been involved in an FYA program or event before, as well as those who are totally new to the FYA family. People from all backgrounds, cultures, religions, locations and walks of life are encouraged to be involved.

Nominations for the 2018 Unleashed Awards have now closed. Keep in touch for future opportunities by subscribing to one of our newsletters.

Choose from one of 7 categories
In 2018, nominations were open across 7 categories that each recognise different kinds of initiatives
Party with us at the Awards Ceremony
2018 Unleashed finalists will be flown to Melbourne in November to enjoy a night of fun and celebration
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