Future Leaders is a national Initiative about leadership and the future of Australia. It seeks to involve, inform and inspire young people.
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The Future Leaders Awards recognise and reward young Australians who have shown strong leadership and potential. The Awards also aim to inspire others to engage in environmental and community issues and make a difference.
Future Leaders Writing Prize
The Future Leaders Writing Prize is designed to recognise and reward talented young writers. It aims to encourage expressive and creative writing.
Australian Year 11 and 12 students are invited to submit a piece of writing (800 to 1,000 words).
The essays can be fiction or non-fiction and on any topic.
Helen Handbury Leadership Award
The Helen Handbury Leadership Awards mark the outstanding contribution that the late Mrs Helen Handbury has made to community development in rural and regional Australia. The Awards recognise Year 12 students in rural and regional Australia who have shown outstanding community leadership.
The award winners will receive funding towards an international trip to experience community development in another culture.
Future Leaders Future Justice Award
The Future Leaders Future Justice Award recognises Year 12 students who have
shown leadership and initiative on intergenerational equity, future justice.
Future justice is concerned with what those living today leave behind for future generations.
Future Leaders Photography Prize
The Future Leaders Photography Prize is designed to recognize talented young photographers.
Vivienne McCutcheon Environment Award
The Vivienne McCutcheon Environment Award recognises Year 12 students in the City of Port Phillip who have shown strong environmental and climate change leadership and initiative through activism, advocacy and/or communications.