Youth Awards


The Macedon Ranges Youth Awards are about acknowledging and celebrating the achievements and success of young people in the Macedon Ranges. Hundreds of young people have been recognised by the Macedon Ranges Youth Awards since they began in 2006.

The Awards recognise the significant contribution young people make to the life of the community and society more broadly, and are an encouragement for them to continue to strive for their best, doing what they love and enjoy.

2021 awards ceremony

The 2021 Youth Awards previously scheduled as a live event for mid-September will now be presented online on 28 October 2021. Please visit this page and checkout Macedon Ranges Youth on Facebook closer to the date to find out more.

2021 Youth Awards Nominations

This year we received a total of 33 nominations across our six award categories. Both individuals and groups have been nominated with over 50 young people recognised for the good things they are doing in, with and for the Macedon Ranges. Congrats to all this year’s nominees.

And the nominees are:

Will Power: young people who show real character and perseverance, especially in the face of adversity
  • Jaycob Currie-Seidel
  • Lara Vicente
  • Shae Benfell
  • Zoe Patros
  • Jacqueline Anderson
Good deeds: young people who give their time and energy to activities that support the wellbeing of another individual, group or community
  • Alice Turner
  • Brittany Tiernan
  • Ruby Rovere
  • Shaneela Benka and Ben Shaw
  • Siena Payne
  • Sky Peake
Pure imagination: young people pursuing their passion for creativity through the arts
  • Codi Boyer
  • Future Creations Zine Committee
  • Halle Grant
  • Jake Jarris
  • Monet Lewis
  • Mount Players Youth Theatre Leadership Group
  • Zoe Phillips
Nicely played: young people kicking recreational and physical activity goals
  • Bailey Goodman
  • Harrison Sheahan
  • Hugo Lobb
  • Joshua Ayres
  • Lucas Cavigan
  • Jess Hall
Skilling It: young people excelling in a mentorship program, workplace or business
  • Auskick Leaders Kyneton
  • Gisborne Family Dental Trainee nurses: Melanie Horvath, Lorissa Koleceg and Abbey Raynor
  • Jacob Saddington
  • Jess Hall
  • Peter Norris
Well Aware: young people who shine light on important issues/social causes and raises awareness in the community
  • Amy Falkai
  • Arie Sawyer
  • Molly Consiglio
  • Ruby Rovere

For more information, call Terence at Youth Services on 0419 845 397 or email