Explore each category to see what kind of initiatives, projects, and enterprises are open for nominations in 2018. Every Award category is open to applicants from all faiths and cultural backgrounds, gender and sexual identities, and physical and intellectual abilities.
Not sure about some of the lingo being thrown around in this section? Visit the Glossary.
All finalists will be flown to the Unleashed Awards Ceremony in Melbourne and will receive an exclusive invitation to the FYA Finalist Day. Each award category will also feature highly commended nominees to be announced on the night.
We want to back those teenpreneurs! There will be two winners for this category: a Junior winner (Years 7-9) and a Senior winner (Years 10-12). $20 Boss participants will also be automatically nominated for the $20 Boss State & Territory Awards and the Like A Boss Awards.
This award is produced in partnership with Commonwealth Bank and Financial Literacy Australia.
We are looking for a unique or innovative project making a big difference that just needs a little support to take it to the next level!
We want to celebrate young people making a difference and who have the potential to become a Game Changer!
We are looking to support and honour initiatives that are changing the game and have evidence of genuine impact to society’s most pressing challenges.
We are looking for projects that may be fresh but have established a genuine impact in their community or region. We want to help local legends to grow their business and continue to change the game!
We want to celebrate organisations that embed enterprise and entrepreneurial skills learning, bringing FYA’s New Work Order research to life, leading the way with innovative approaches to engaging young people.
We want to celebrate a storyteller whose piece expressed a story that catalysed community conversation. We are looking for a piece that sheds light on major contextual issues such as, but not limited to, marginalisation, oppression and inequality.
$20 Boss — an awesome entrepreneurship program for secondary school students. Students are provided $20 of start-up capital to create, launch and operate their venture over the course of a school term. Got more questions about $20 Boss and Unleashed? Head over to the $20 Boss FAQs.
Collaboration — Working with others toward a common goal.
Entrepreneur — A passionate person making a plan or taking action to start a new business, initiative or project.
Entrepreneurial Skills — Skills that make someone enterprising: such as communication, project management, critical thinking, problem solving, global citizenship, financial literacy, digital literacy, creativity, innovation, and teamwork.
Impact — The outcome of a project that may have a significant positive effect or influence based on what it has actually achieved.
Innovation — A new idea, method, or way of doing things that can change our world for the better, often with intent to increase impact or profit.
Rural or Regional Areas — Areas outside of metropolitan or inner city areas.
Social Enterprise — A social enterprise is an organisation, business or project that operates to tackle and respond to social problems, improve communities, or help the environment.
Social Purpose — Working towards positive social change and not just to make money, such as supporting the environment or people in the community.
Teenpreneur — An entrepreneur who is between the ages of 12 and 18.
Venture — A cool name for a business, initiative or project.
Engaging young people — A fancy way of saying “working with and supporting young people”.