WAFarmers and Rural Bank are calling for nominations from agricultural advocates who are making a difference in their community, for the 2016/2017 Western Australian Young Achiever Awards.
The second annual event, which will be held in May next year, sees the establishment of an Agriculture Award, which is open to individuals involved in any sector of Western Australian agriculture.
“The Western Australia Young Achiever Awards aim to acknowledge, encourage and, most importantly, promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including 29 years of age,” said WAFarmers Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Brown.
“To fully represent the achievements of young Western Australians, it was decided that an Agriculture Award would be established to highlight and acknowledge those who play a part in shaping our agricultural community.
“Last year’s Western Australian Young Achiever of the Year, Elizabeth Brennan from Wongan Hills, is a fantastic advocate for rural Australia and is an exceptional role model for young women in agriculture, and we look forward to celebrating other such accomplished and dedicated individuals through the new Agriculture Award.”
Nominations for the eight categories opened recently, with each category winner to receive $2,000 and a trophy. One of the eight category winners will then be selected as the Western Australian Young Achiever of the Year and will win an additional $2,000 and a state trophy.
“We would be delighted to receive nominations from or on behalf of young agricultural advocates that are making your local community a better place to live,” said Rural Bank Regional Manager Tim Batger.
Nominations are now open in the following categories:
- WAFarmers and Rural Bank Agriculture Award
- The Coffee Clubs Arts and Fashion Award
- SDERA Health and Wellbeing Award
- WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award
- Scott Print Environment and Sustainability Award
- Surge Fitness Sports Award
- Catholic Education Western Australia Young Leadership Award
- Awards Australia Community Service and Volunteering Award
To submit a nomination, visit http://www.awardsaustralia.com/young-achiever-awards/wa/ and select ‘Nominate Now’. Nominations close Friday 13 January 2017. For assistance call the Awards Office on (08) 9201 1155 or email [email protected].
All media requests must be directed to WAFarmers Media and Communications Officer Melanie Dunn on (08) 9486 2100 or [email protected].