Community engagement


Ricci Marks Award 2019

The Ricci Marks Awards recognise the individual achievements of young (16-25) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in training, education, arts, sports, culture and community leadership. In 2004, the Award was named in honour of Ricci Marks, a proud Wotjobaluk man who, in his short life, made an outstanding contribution to his community.

The Ricci Marks Awards are provided by the Victorian Government, to encourage and support young Aboriginal leaders to pursue their aspirations. In 2019, two young people will each receive a $5,000 bursary and a third young person will be recognised with a $1,500 Rising Star Award.

Do you know an Aboriginal young achiever?

Nominations for the 2019 Awards open 9am Monday 6 May 2019.

Nominations will remain open until 9am Monday 15 July 2019. Nominees and their guests will be invited to attend an Award Presentation Ceremony on Thursday 5 September 2019, at which the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs will announce the 2019 winners.

Aboriginal Victoria invite all Aboriginal organisations, individuals, community groups, schools, employers and others to nominate young people for the Award.

Nominees must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and must have lived in Victoria since at least 1 January 2018. Nominees must be aged between 16 and 25 on 1 July 2019.

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