Nominations Open For Ricci Marks Award
Victorians are being encouraged to nominate young Aboriginal achievers for this year’s Ricci Marks Award.
Nominations are now open for the award, which recognises the achievements and aspirations of young Aboriginal people in training, education, arts, sport, culture and community leadership.
The award is named in memory of Ricci Marks, a previous recipient of the Aboriginal Young Achiever Award and a proud Wotjobaluk man, who made an outstanding contribution to his community in his short life.
The award is given to two recipients who each receive a bursary of $5,000. A special commendation award, the Ricci Marks Rising Star Award, will recognise a third young person with a bursary of $1,500. Nominations close on Monday, 6 April.
For more information on eligibility and how to nominate, visit: http://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/index.php/aboriginal-affairs/projects-and-programs/leadership/ricci-marks-award
Quotes attributable to Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins
“The Ricci Marks Award is about celebrating the successes of young Aboriginal Victorians.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is recognising recipients with the support they need to achieve their aspirations.”