2020 Youth Awards nominations now open
Published on 29 January 2020
Nominations for Mildura Rural City Council’s 2020 Youth Awards are now open, providing a chance to see amazing young people in our region recognised for their efforts and achievements.
The awards are designed to highlight the contributions young people aged 12 to 25 make in our community.
Nominations can be made up until Friday 13 March.
Councillor for Community Wellbeing and Services Gavin Sedgmen encouraged residents to nominate young people they believe are worthy of recognition.
“We have young people in our region doing amazing things all the time, however they often go unnoticed,” Cr Sedgmen said.
“Our Youth Awards are a chance for us to highlight their efforts to the broader community, which not only provides worthy recognition of their achievements, but could inspire other young people to do the same.”
Council has added a new referral nomination option this year for people short on time.
Residents are able to refer someone who knows or has knowledge of a young person’s background to help with the nomination process.
Council’s Youth Services Team will make contact with the referee and collect the required information needed for the nomination.
Residents can also directly nominate someone.
Nomination and referral forms are available at www.mildura.vic.gov.au/services/youth-awards or at Council’s Deakin Avenue, Madden Avenue and Ouyen Service Centres. For more information and how to nominate, contact Council’s Youth Services team on (03) 5018 8100.
Nominees must be aged 12 to 25 and live, study or work within the Mildura Council area.
All nominees will be recognised at a formal presentation dinner on Wednesday 29 April, during which they’ll receive a certificate formally acknowledging their achievements and contributions to the community.
Award winners will receive a $100 voucher, while award-winning groups will receive a $200 voucher.
Judging will be based on information in nomination forms, interviews and achievements over the past year in the respective award category.
Categories for this year’s awards are:
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.
This category recognises a young person who regularly gives up his or her valuable time 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 Arts 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.
For more information contact Youth Development Officer Barbara Clifford on (03) 5018 8100.
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