All your Recognition Award questions answered!

What, when and where?
Who can nominate?
How to nominate
Key dates
Conditions of entry
Get involved on social media
Contact information

When and where?

The 2017 VicSRC Recognition Awards are about celebrating best practice in student voice and student-led action.

Ceremony Date
Wednesday 11 October 2017


The Arena at NAB Village
700 Bourke St, Docklands, Melbourne VIC 3008

Who can nominate?

SRCs, schools and school groups based in Victoria can nominate for the Group Action Award, SRC of the Year Award - Primary Schools, SRC of the Year Award - Secondary Schools and Teacher of the Year Award .

Current Year 12 students living in Victoria aged can nominate for the Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award.

How to enter

1.    Read through the categories and prizes

2.    Create a 1-2 minute video (max) which showcases your story and demonstrates best practice in supporting student voice in any of the five award categories

3.    Upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive or Dropbox and copy the link

4.    Fill out the online form: www.surveymonkey.com/r/RAwards-nominationlinking us to your video.

Entries close at 5pm, Tuesday 29 August. Submissions after this date will not be accepted.


A total of $20,000 is up for grabs across five categories to invest in student leadership, SRC, education, student voice activities or social change initiatives.

Key dates



Applications open

Friday 14 July

Applications close

5pm, Tuesday 29 August

Shortlisting and judging

28 - 30 September



Interview for Newsboys Foundation
Youth Leadership Award (Year 12s)

5 September


8 September

Finalists announced

Tuesday 12 September

2017 VicSRC Recognition Awards ceremony

Wednesday 11 October





The 2017 VicSRC Recognition Awards will be judged by an eminent panel of VicSRC Executives, staff, supporters and education sector representaives.


  • VicSRC will shortlist nominations to the top five videos/written submissions per category

  • The judging panel will watch the five nomination videos for each award category based on selection criteria. Each panel member will rate the nominations according to the criteria. The panel will then share their votes and then discuss the most suitable finalists

  • Each award category will have a winner and two runner-ups

  • Nominees will be notified of the outcome of their application via email

  • Finalists will be invited to attend the 2017 VicSRC Recognition Awards ceremony on Wednesday 11 October 2017.

Interviews for Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award

Three finalists will be selected to be interviewed for the Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award (Year 12s).

The interviews will be conducted on Friday 8th September 2016 from 9.30am-12.30pm. Finalists must be available for the interview in order to be eligible to win the award.

As part of the interview process, finalists will be asked to present a clear plan on what winning the Newsboys Foundation Youth Leadership Award would enable them to do including how they would spend the prize money to develop their leadership skills and extend their leadership activities to help support young people in their school community.

Conditions of entry

Nominees need to make sure they meet the conditions of entry for each nomination. See Conditions of entry for detailed requirements.

Get involved on social media

Join the conversation on social media: 

VicSRC on Facebook

Tweet @VicSRC

Instagram @VicSRC_gram

Snapchat vicsrc_snap

Tag your posts with #VicSRC or #StudentsOfVic

Contact information

Please direct all inquiries regarding the Recognition Awards to Kat Daymond, Events Officer:
or 03 9267 3723.