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Ricci Marks Award

The Ricci Marks Award originated in 1997 as The Aboriginal Young Achievers Award. The award recognises individual achievements and aspirations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people in training, education, arts, sport, culture and community leadership.

Find out how to nominate a young Aboriginal Victorian for the Ricci Marks Award.

Previous Ricci Marks Award winners.

Who is Ricci Marks?

In 2004 the Award was named in memory of Ricci Marks, a recipient of the Award in 2000, who tragically died in a car accident. Ricci Marks was a proud Wotjobaluk man from Halls Gap. He worked as a cultural officer for the Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre. He was also highly regarded as a footballer, playing with the Heywood Football Club.