Jessica wins CDU arts award 

Jessica Mauboy has won the NT Young Achiever Arts Award sponsored by CDU for the second time

Australian Idol runner up Jessica Mauboy has won the Northern Territory Young Achiever Arts award sponsored by Charles Darwin University for the second time.

Jessica, 17, previously won the Arts award in 2004.

The Young Achiever Awards acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young Territorians between 14 and 26 years of age.

Jessica became a household name last year when she reached the final of Australian Idol – a program watched by millions.

She began her singing career at a very young age, and has won numerous awards and was nominated for the Tamworth Country Music’s Festival Golden Guitar Award.

She recently released a CD based on her Idol journey.

As the winner of the Charles Darwin University Arts Award, Jessica received a $1000 TIO Online Saver Account and a magnificent trophy.