Youth Awards to celebrate the efforts of our younger residents

Published on 11 January 2018

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The youth in our region give us so much to be proud of, whether it be achieving at state or national level or simply what they do for friends, relatives or the broader community on an everyday basis.

Our annual Youth Awards are the perfect way to highlight and acknowledge these efforts and will open for nominations on 29 January, 2018.

Councillor for Community Wellbeing and Services Min Poole encouraged residents to nominate young people in our region aged 12 to 25.

“These awards are not only a fantastic way to acknowledge the achievements of our young people, they can also either encourage award winners to continue in their efforts, or show other young people what they could be capable of,” Cr Poole said.

“They’re a chance for us to celebrate our younger residents for what they’re achieving now, and the hope they provide our region for decades to come as our future leaders.”

Nominations will be taken in six categories:

Youth Carer Award

This award recognises an individual who is a carer for a family member, relative or friend with a disability, mental illness or chronic condition.

Youth Volunteer Award  

This category recognises a young person who regularly gives up his or her valuable time and effort for the benefit of the community or an organisation.

Youth Community Group Award 

This category recognises a group of young people who have shown outstanding dedication through their involvement or participation in the community and have made a significant difference.

Youth Artist Individual Award

This category recognises a young person who has demonstrated initiative, innovation and made a positive community contribution through drama, visual arts, performing arts, technical support, debating, literacy pursuits or music.

Youth Artist Group Award

This category recognises a group of young people who have shown outstanding dedication through their involvement or participation in the community and have made a significant difference.

Youth Environmental Group Award

This category is for young people who are committed to living a sustainable lifestyle, advocate for positive change and is passionate about the conservation of the natural environment.

Nominations will be taken until Friday, 3 March 2018. For more information visit www.mildura.vic.gov.au/youth or contact Council’s Youth Services team on (03) 5018 8100.

 

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