- The nominee has lived experience of disadvantage, systemic barriers or social prejudice
- The nominee has challenged outdated cultural norms and expectations through their lived experience, be it as an advocate, an activist or through their regular work
- The nominee has worked to elevate, support and empower their peers with similar lived experience
This award recognises the accomplishments of young people with lived experience, be it housing instability, disability, discrimination, mental health, stigma, systemic barriers or personal disadvantage, who have worked through significant challenges, changed attitudes and elevated their peers.
This award is open to young people aged 10 – 25.
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