In December 2014, the Youth Coalition of the ACT and the ACT Government Community Services Directorate jointly hosted an awards ceremony celebrating both the Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards and the youth sector YOGIE awards. This helped shine a brighter light on young people and those working with young people in the Canberra community.
The YOGIES are presented annually by the ACT Minister for Children and Young People. Awards are presented in 10 categories that recognise the work of groups and individuals, with young people, workers, individuals, programs and services invited to provide nominations. A judging panel determines the winners, with the exclusion of the Staff Acknowledgement Award. The judging panel is comprised of a representative from the Youth Coalition, a representative from the ACT Government, and a representative from the community youth sector. The winner of the Staff Acknowledgement Award is identified by the Youth Coalition staff team.
Click here to read about the 2014 YOGIE Award winners.
Click here to view photos from the awards.