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 Youth Awards Winners announced

Congratulations to the 2021 Youth Award winners.

The ceremony was presented online on 28 October.

This year received a total of 33 nominations across our six award categories.

  • Willpower: young people who show real character and perseverance, especially in the face of adversity
  • Good deeds: young people who give their time and energy to activities that support the wellbeing of another individual, group or community.
  • Pure imagination: young people pursuing their passion for creativity through the arts.
  • Nicely played: young people kicking recreational and physical activity goals.
  • Skilling it: young people excelling in a mentorship program, workplace or business.
  • Well aware: young people who shine light on important issues/social causes, and raise awareness in the community.

The 2021 Macedon Ranges Youth Award winners are:

  • Willpower – Lara Vicente
  • Nicely played – Hugo Lobb
  • Good deeds – Siena Payne
  • Skilling it – Gisborne Family Dental Trainee Dental Nurses: Melanie Horvath, Lorissa Koleceg and Abbey Raynor
  • Well aware – Molly Consiglio
  • Pure imagination – Mount Players Youth Theatre Leadership Group

Watch the awards

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