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AIDN SA Young Achiever Award 2018

The AIDN-SA Management Committee are pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural AIDN-SA Young Achiever Awards (YAA).  The AIDN-SA YAA is generously sponsored by Defence SA, and the Encouragement Award is generously sponsored by Phil Hoffmann Travel. As this is the inaugural year for AIDN-SA, the odds of winning are pretty good!

About the Young Achiever Awards
Driven and talented young people are key to the future of the defence support industry. Since 2008, AIDN National has conducted the Young Achiever Award (YAA) to recognise individuals who can be the future industry leaders. The award is held at the AIDN Chapter level, and then each Chapter winner will automatically compete for the National YAA.

Who can enter the Young Achiever Awards?
The Young Achiever Awards are open to all members of the defence support industry, aged 30 years and under as of 1st of January 2018.  You and/or your organisation does not have to be a member of AIDN-SA.

Why should I enter?
Winning the AIDN-SA YAA and/or the AIDN National Young Achiever Award recognises your efforts and demonstrates your achievements and your potential to your colleagues, clients and future employers.  The overall winner of the AIDN National Young Achiever Award, through the support of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) and Department of Defence will secure a place on the 2019 Defence Industry Study Course (DISC). This year, an Encouragement Award will also be presented. 

Where can I get an application form? 
Application forms can be downloaded below or requested from

Where should I send my entry?
Please send your completed entry form to the AIDN-SA President, Gary Bettcher via

Closing date?
Entries close on Thursday 15th of November 2018, at 5:00pm Adelaide time. The winners will be announced at the inaugural AIDN-SA Awards Dinner on Thursday 29th November 2018.  Further details to follow.

Thanks to Defence SA, the AIDN-SA YAA winner receives a commemorative trophy as well as fully-sponsored travel and accommodation to attend the AIDN National YAA Competition event in Canberra on 13th February 2019 at the AIDN National Gala Dinner. 

Thanks to Phil Hoffmann Travel, the AIDN-SA YAA Encouragement Award is $1,000 cash, and the continued encouragement of your peers.

AIDN-SA Young Achiever Award 2018 Information Page
AIDN-SA Young Achiever Application Form 2018