Welcome to the Next Gen National Awards Ceremony For 2023!
We have an action-packed evening planned to showcase the amazing young changemakers and innovative educators nominated as part of the Next Gen National Awards for 2023. We've created this page with all the key information you will need for the awards ceremony.
Explore the National Awards Ceremony program.
Meet the finalists for our six national award categories.
Meet the judges that helped us shortlist our finalists.
Monday 23rd October 2023 | 5pm - 8pm AEST
Here are some of the key details you'll need to know for the Next Gen National Awards Ceremony 2023. If you require assistance, please chat to the team wearing black BOP lanyards and they will be happy to help.
Date & Time:
Monday 23rd October 2023
5pm - 8pm
Food & Refreshments:
There will be a grazing board and non-alcoholic beverages available for all attendees from 5-6pm.
Should you have any additional questions, make sure to download our information pack here.
Accessing The Venue:
The Precinct is located in the TC Beirne Building, which is best accessed via Brunswick St Mall.
Keep your eyes peeled for Hey Chica, follow the lane inside and you’ll see the main Precinct foyer and lifts on your left (image below). Please come to the main reception on Level 2.
Level 2/315 Brunswick Street,
Fortitude Valley 4006
We encourage you to wear formal attire or school uniform.
Monday 23rd October 2023 | 5pm - 8pm AEST
We have an action-packed evening planned to showcase the amazing young changemakers and innovative educators nominated as part of the Next Gen National Awards for 2023. Here is our program for the award ceremony:
5pm - 6pm
Attendee Arrival & Registration
6pm - 6:20pm
6:20pm - 6:30pm
6:30pm - 6:40pm
6:40pm - 6:50pm
6:50pm - 7:10pm
Today's Learning For Tomorrow's World
7:10pm - 7:20pm
7:20pm - 7:30pm
7:30pm - 7:40pm
7:40pm - 7:50pm
Registration will open from 5pm for attendees to get signed in, grab a bite to eat and start networking with the other young changemakers, industry innovators, and community leaders.
At 6pm our formalities will begin with an official welcome from the Master Of Ceremonies, Scott Millar.
The Gen Alpha Of The Year award will go to a student born between the years 2011 - 2015 who has developed and showcased an outstanding level of 21st-century skills across a range of projects in their local community. Finalists for the Next Gen Gen Alpha Of The Year include:
The Young Innovator Of The Year award, powered by Federation University, will go to a student who has demonstrated the ability to push the boundaries as they have developed an out-of-the-box solution to a challenge presented to them. Finalists for the Next Gen Young Innovator Of The Year 2023 include:
The Gen Z Of The Year award will go to a student born between the years 1995 - 2010 who has developed and showcased an outstanding level of 21st-century skills across a range of projects in their local community. Finalists for the Next Gen Generation Z Of The Year Include:
Dr Phil Cummins FRSA FACEL FIML will be talking about the changing game of our world and the new social contract for education – how schools can align their passion to purpose to practice in supporting learners everywhere to build the voice, agency and advocacy required to demonstrate the graduate outcomes and employability skills they need to thrive in their world.
The Young Leader Of The Year award will go to a student who has made a significant impact in their local community through the development of their leadership abilities. Finalists for our Next Gen Young Leader Of The Year for 2023 include:
The Innovative Educator Of The Year award will go to an educator who has gone above and beyond in their pursuit to educate and empower the next generation of young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders. Finalists for our Next Gen Innovative Educator Of The Year for 2023 include:
The Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award will go to a student who has developed and demonstrated their entrepreneurial skills in order to bring their business idea to life in a scalable way. Finalists for our Next Gen Young Entrepreneur Of The Year for 2023 include:
After an action-packed evening full of inspiration, innovation and empowerment, or Master Of Ceremonies, Scott Millar will be delivering the closing remarks and officially closing the Next Gen National Awards Ceremony for 2023.
Showcasing The Next Generation Of Top Young Talent Across The Country
Next Gen Sponsors
The Next Gen Awards would not be possible without the support of some fantastic organisations that are passionate about empowering the next generation of top young talent across the country.
You can support us by connecting with them and finding out more about how they're working to engage top young talent on their team!