Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Program

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What Is TOYP?

The global Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Award is a JCI global flagship program, which recognises the hard work and the huge positive changes being made by young people all over the world. Every year, 10 outstanding individuals are honoured with a TOYP Award. By recognising these young people, JCI raises the status of socially responsible leaders in this world.

Since 1983, JCI has honoured nearly 300 individuals from 57 nations. Past TOYP Honourees include such well-known personalities as John F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, Elvis Presley, Jackie Chan, Wayne Gretzky and many more, all named before the age of 40.

Through JCI Australia’s National TOYP Program, outstanding Australian Honourees have the opportunity to compete at the international level and amplify their work through JCI’s global network.

JCI Australia’s 2022 TOYP Program is now open for nominations until 10 September 2022.

2022 JCI Australia TOYP Nomination Process

The nomination process for the 2022 national program involves 3 steps:

  1. Download the Program Guide to learn more about the 10 TOYP nomination catagories and what you may need to prepare for the online nomination.
  2. Complete the Nomination Form: Ensure you have read the Program Guide and schedule at least 30 minutes to complete the online Nomination Form by 10 September 2022.
  3. Complete the Declaration Form: All Nominees are required to complete the online Delcaration Form by 10 September 2022.

Australian Global TOYP Honourees

JCI Australia has a proud history of showcasing our Australian honourees on the global stage. Sixteen Australians have been globally recognised as JCI Global TOYP Honourees. 8 of them in the last decade. The most recent recipient was Stephanie Woollard in 2019 in the category of humanitarian and/or voluntary leadership.

Other notable Australian Global Honourees include Thankyou Group Founder and Managing Director, Daniel Flynn (2014), the Oaktree Foundation Founder and Global Citizen CEO, Hugh Evans (2004) and Zambrero Owner and CEO, Dr. Sam Price (2008).

Past National TOYP Honourees

2021 – Chris Bond OAM, Personal improvement and/or accomplishment
2021 – David McKenna, Personal improvement and/or accomplishment
2021 – Imogen Low, Business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment
2021 – Dr James Fielding, Medical innovation
2021 – Kim Brennan AM, Personal improvement and/or accomplishment
2021 – Lachlan Stevens, Business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment
2021 – Matt Caruana, Humanitarian and/or voluntary leadership
2020 – Kimberley Abbott, Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishments
2020 – Ben Bradshaw, Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishments
2020 – Nicholas Marchesi Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
2020 – Lucas Patchett Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
2019 – Dr Alfred Chidembo, Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
2019 – Harvee Pene, Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishments
2019 – Stephanie Woollard, Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
2019 – Mitchell Horrocks, Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
2018 – Andrew Mellody, Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
2018 – Sally Hetherington, Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
2018 – Weh Ming Yeoh, Contribution to Children, World peace, and/or Human Rights
2017 – Abdullahi Alim, Contribution to Children, World peace, and/or Human Rights
2017 – Emma Fulu, Contribution to Children, World peace, and/or Human Rights
2017 – Melissa Abu-Gazalah, Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
2017 – Scot Farquhar, Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishment
2016 – Dr Robert Gilles, Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
2015 – Dr John van Bockxmeer, Medical Innovation
2014 – Daniel Flynn, Business, Economic and/or Entrepreneurial Accomplishments
2014 – Darren Lomman, Scientific and/or Technological Development
2013 – Linh Do, Moral and/or Environmental Leadership
2009 – Leigh Mathews, Contribution to Children, World Peace and/or Human Rights
2008 – Dr Sam Prince, Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
2008 – Tania Major, Political, Legal and/or Governmental Affairs
2005 – Matthew Albert, Contribution to Children, World Peace and/or Human Rights
2004 – Hugh Evans, Humanitarian and/or Voluntary Leadership
2001 – Moira Therese Kelly, Contribution to Children, World Peace and/or Human Rights
1998 – Janine Shepherd, Personal Improvement and/or Accomplishment
1988 – Marty Gauvin, Scientific and/or Technological Development
1987 – Susan Clasohm, Moral and/or Environmental Leadership
1984 – Lloyd Fourmile, Political, Legal and/or Governmental Affairs
1984 – Michael Waldock, Political, Legal and/or Governmental Affairs