TOYP

2020 JCI Australia TOYP Awards Night Celebration

We are very excited to announce the celebration of our 2020 National Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) Awards Program.

Hosted by JCI Brisbane, the TOYP Awards Night will take place on Friday 27 November at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

In addition to celebrating the amazing achievements of our National Honourees (scroll down to learn more about this year’s Honourees), the Awards Night will also feature inspiring speakers including world-renowned dancer, keynote speaker and international bestselling author, Li Cunxin whose story was featured in the 2009 movie, Mao’s Last Dancer.

To join this unforgettable event, make sure to book your tickets soon. Early-bird tickets end on 20 November 2020.

2020 National TOYP Honourees

Special Mention

Global TOYP Program

The 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.

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 Robert Gillies in 2016 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).

National TOYP Program

JCI Australia’s national TOYP Program provides a pathway for communities to nominate outstanding young Australians between the ages of 18 and 40 in the following fields for recognition. National Honourees will have an opportunity to go on and enter the global TOYP Program later in the year on the recommendation of JCI Australia.

Nominate categories:

  • Business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment
  • Political, legal, and/or governmental affairs
  • Academic leadership and/or accomplishment
  • Cultural achievement
  • Moral and/or environmental leadership
  • Contribution to children, world peace, and/or human rights
  • Humanitarian and/or voluntary leadership
  • Scientific and/or technological development
  • Personal improvement and/or accomplishment
  • Medical innovation

Past National TOYP Honourees

2019 – 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

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