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 2019 will open in late August. Stay up to date with all things Unleashed by subscribing to our newsletter 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; and individuals who catalyse community conversation and create positive social change. In 2019 there are eight categories open to nomination, with two categories specifically for $20 Boss program participants.

The Award winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Melbourne November 14, 2019. 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 2019 Unleashed Awards will open in late August. Keep in touch for future notifications by subscribing to our newsletters.

Choose from one of eight categories
In 2019, nominations will open across eight categories that each recognise a range of initiatives that have positive impacts on individuals and communities.
Party with us at the Awards Ceremony
2019 Unleashed 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.