Nominate a young person for Cardinia Shire’s Good Choice Awards

Published: 19 August 2022

Nominations are now open for Cardinia Shire’s annual Good Choice Awards.

The awards recognise young people who have demonstrated resilience, kindness, and strength in their decision making throughout 2022.

Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Jeff Springfield encouraged the community to nominate a young person for the upcoming awards.  

“The last couple of years have really drawn on our reserves of resilience and determination, particularly for young people whose lives have been turned upside down. They may have had to endure school disruptions, social isolation, uncertainty around family situations, mental health and employment issues,” Cr Springfield said.  

“During the pandemic, when the going got tough, it may have been easier to bury our heads in the sand. These awards celebrate the young people who met the challenge head on.” 
The Good Choice Awards recognise the good choices our young people make and celebrate considered decision making such as:  

  • Prioritising study 
  • Applying for a job  
  • Making informed choices about their health and safety 
  • Accessing support networks even when it’s difficult 
  • Prioritising themselves, life goals and aspirations  
  • Choosing to spend time with good people  
  • Engaging in school/returning to study with confidence 

The Good Choice Awards will be recognised at a private event on Tuesday 13 September. 

 All young people nominated will receive a certificate and a congratulations from Mayor Springfield to acknowledge their 2022 Good Choice Award. 

Nominations can be made online at

For more information about Cardinia Shire Council Youth Services, visit Council’s website at or call the Youth Services team on 1800 496 884 or email 

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