James McCarthy-Price has won the prestigious Scott Print Environment and Sustainability Award in the 2017 Western Australian Young Achiever Awards. James won the Award from a strong field of nominees and was one of eight category winners announced on Friday 12th May at Pan Pacific Perth. 500 guests were in attendance at the Gala event, including official guest, The Honourable Peter Tinley AM MLA, Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues and Youth, representing The Honourable Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia.
James McCarthy-Price, 27 of South Perth is a Wave Energy Engineer and an environmentalist. He founded “Entrepreneering”, an educational career pathway event for high achieving students. He successfully campaigned for the University of WA to introduce a renewable energy subject. James volunteers with the Australian Ocean Energy Working Group reviewing its capacity to become a leader and global exporter of ocean energy technologies. His goal is to harness wave energy and produce the world’s first cost-effective wave energy converter.
The eight category winners were:
- Jessica Andony, 23 of Harvey – WAFarmers and Rural Bank Agriculture Award
- Alister Yiap, 29 of Nollamara – The Coffee Club Arts and Fashion Award
- Pavitra Aran, 26 of South Perth – School Drug Education and Road Aware Health and Wellbeing Award
- Ryan Beckmand, 22 of Baldivis – WFI Insurance Small Business Achiever Award
- Jennifer Edwards, 27 of Geraldton – Catholic Education Western Australia Young Leadership Award
- James McCarthy-Price, 28 of South Perth – Scott Print Environment and Sustainability Award
- Curtis Luck, 20 of Woodlands – Surge Fitness Sports Award
- Dylan Collard, 24 of East Victoria Park – Awards Australia Community Service and Volunteering Award
Pavitra Aran was later announced as the 2017 Western Australian Young Achiever of the Year, chosen from the eight winners.
The category winners each received a $1,000 Bartercard account, $1,000 cash and a magnificent trophy. Pavitra received an additional $1,000 Bartercard account, $1,000 cash and a State trophy.