Showcasing The Next Generation Of Young Innovators, Entrepreneurs, Leaders And Educators From Across Western Australia!
The Next Gen Western Australia Showcase Event has been designed as an opportunity to recognise the young people and educators from across WA working to develop their skills, bring their ideas to life, and get a headstart on their chosen pathway.
Powered by the Spacecubed Innovative Society Initiative, supported by Lotterywest, and run as part of the Next Gen Awards, The Next Gen Western Australia Showcase Event will see us recognising the top three finalists for each of our six award categories and celebrating the West Australian winner for each category.
Entries for these awards are open to all young West Australians and their educators until the 19th of September 2023. All nominations will be reviewed by a judging panel of West Australian innovators and changemakers as they select our finalists and winners for each category.
On the 1st of November, we will all be coming together at the Bloom Innovation Hub at Curtin University to celebrate our finalists, build our networks, and announce the winner for each category!
West Australian Nominations Close 19th Of September 2023
As part of the Next Gen Western Australia Showcase event, we will be announcing the West Coast finalists and winners for six award categories in 2023. Each category is open to primary and high school students and teachers, from across Western Australia. The categories are as follows:
Young Entrepreneur Of The Year
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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.
Young Leader Of The Year
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.
Gen Z Of The Year
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.
Young Innovator Of The Year
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The Young Innovator Of The Year award 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.
Innovative Educator Of The Year
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 changemakers.
Gen Alpha Of The Year
The Gen Alpha Of The Year award will go to a student born after the year 2011 who has developed and showcased an outstanding level of 21st-century skills across a range of projects in their local community.
Nominations for our Western Australia Showcase Event are now open and will close on Tuesday the 19th of September 2023. Make sure to nominate yourself or someone you know today!
Nominate Yourself Or Someone You Know Today!
To be able to nominate for the West Australian award categories, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Must live in Western Australia
Must be either:
A student in Year 4 to Year 12
Or a primary or high school educator
The Next Gen Western Australia Showcase will run separately from the National Awards Program for 2023. The Western Australia showcase will keep to the following timeline:
Nominations Open: Wednesday 30th August 2023
Nominations Close: Tuesday 19th September 2023
Finalists Announced: Monday 9th October 2023
Showcase Event: Wednesday 1st November 2023
What To Expect:
As part of The Next Gen Western Australia Showcase Event, all young West Australians and their educators have the ability to nominate for one of our six award categories.
These nominations will be reviewed by a panel of industry-leading West Australian judges to select the three West Coast finalists and one West Coast winner for each category.
All finalists will be invited to join us at our Showcase Event in November where we will be celebrating all of our nominees and announcing the West Coast winner for each category!
These awards have been designed to showcase, connect and reward young people working to bring their ideas to life. As a nominee, this is a great way to:
- Connect with like-minded young people across the state
- Gain recognition for your work and raise awareness of your projects
- Build your network of industry and community leaders
- Build your personal brand as a young professional
- Develop your skills in sharing your story
- Share in a prize pool designed to help support you on your journey
Western Australia Showcase Event | 1st November 2023
The Awards Evening:
Hosted during Term Four, the Next Gen Western Australia Showcase Event will bring together the finalists of each award category, along with industry innovators, community leaders, and other changemakers for a night celebrating the young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders of Western Australia and the educators supporting them along their journey.
Powered by the Spacecubed Innovative Society Initiative, supported by Lotterywest and run as part of the Next Gen Awards, the inaugural Western Australia Showcase Event will feature the following details:
Date: Wednesday 1st November 2023
Time: 5pm - 8pm AWST
Location: Bloom St Catherine's College | Building 433 on University Boulevard, Bentley, Western Australia
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