Awards to acknowledge young legends on Redlands Coast

Nominations for the second annual Redlands Coast Young Legends Awards will open on Monday 3 October.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the awards recognised the valuable contributions of young people who volunteer and undertake community service.

“There are many young people on Redlands Coast who are doing amazing things within our community organisations, sporting clubs and schools, however their contributions are often overlooked,” Cr Williams said.

“These awards are an opportunity to publicly showcase and acknowledge the city’s youth, our future leaders, who volunteer their time and energy to the community.”

Mayor Karen Williams with some of the 2021 Young Legends Award winners (l to r) Layne Utz, Delonte Lavender, Harry Taske and Jacob Nicholls.

There are eight award categories, which includes four new categories added this year to reflect the breadth of areas in which young people are making a contribution.

“These categories recognise that our young people are helping in local community or not-for-profit organisations, caring for relatives, and mentoring others through sport or the creative arts,” Cr Williams said.

“This year we’ve also added a Junior Legend category for eight to 12 years, as we are hoping to inspire a new cohort of even younger people to volunteer and give back to their community.

“I’d encourage teachers, community groups and sporting organisations to consider nominating one of their young volunteers.”

The award categories are:

  • Junior Legend of the Year (8-12 years)
  • Young Legend of the Year (13-24 years)
  • Young Creative
  • Young Carer
  • Young Innovator
  • Young Community Spirit
  • Young Eco Champion
  • Young Sports Leader

Nominations open Monday 3 October and close on Friday 21 October 2022.

Finalists will be invited to a Young Legends award ceremony to be held at Redland Performing Arts Centre on 28 November.

For more information, including eligibility criteria and how to nominate someone, visit