2017 Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards

Proudly sponsored by Axsys

Over the weekend, seven Tasmanians were recognised at the Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards. The Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards aims to recognise, encourage and reward Tasmania’s most vital resource, its young people and to make them role models for others. Each year the Awards seek out and highlight the incredible achievements of young individuals that creates a sense of state pride, unity and inspiration to the wider community.

The awards aim to acknowledge and highlight the achievements of young Tasmanians, educate the general public with examples of youth achievement, motivate young Tasmanians at all levels in their chosen field of endeavour, develop a sense of pride in being Tasmanian, build self-confidence through rewards for excellence, provide role models and mentors for youth by highlighting their achievements and the pursuit of excellence, and encourage leadership and life skills in young Tasmanians – all objectives Axsys proudly supports.

This year, three months after the initial call for nominations took place, a judging panel met to select the finalists and category winners for each award. On Saturday 8th April, the awards culminated at the Awards Gala Presentation Dinner recognising the category finalists and the naming of the category winners and the overall State winner – the Premier’s Tasmanian Young Achiever of the Year.

Karyn Bennett, Axsys Director, praised the awards by saying:

“These awards are a great platform to showcase how young Tasmanians are excelling in their chosen fields and making positive changes in their community. Axsys is thrilled to be a key sponsor of the Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards.”

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The category winners were:


  • Colony 47 Young Indigenous Achievement Award: Jacob Prehn
  • The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award: Tyler Richardson
  • Heather and Christopher Chong Community Service & Volunteering Award: Mohammad Nourouzi
  • St Lukes Health Healthier Communities Award: Dr Jessica Manuela
  • TADPAC Print Service to the Disability Sector Award: Shai Denny
  • Motors Tasmania Sports Award: Ariarne Titmus
  • University of Tasmania, Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award: Caitlin Cashion