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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 young (16-25 years) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in training, education, arts, sport, culture and community leadership.

What do award recipients win?

The award is given to 2 recipients who each receive a bursary of $5,000. A special commendation award, the Ricci Marks Rising Star Award, recognises a third young person with a bursary of $1,500.

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.

Ricci Marks Award winners.