Youth Awards to celebrate the achievements of our younger residents

Published on 04 February 2019

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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 are now open for nominations.

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

“We’re fortunate to have so many young people in our region who dedicate countless hours to support or improve the lives of the people they love, or others in the community, as well as volunteering their time and talents to progress the arts or help the environment,” Cr Poole said.

“Our annual Youth Awards are a chance to ensure their efforts and achievements are recognised and don’t go unnoticed by the broader community.

“It can also encourage or inspire others in our region to participate more fully in the community.”

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 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 Individual Artist 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 Group Artist 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 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, 22 February 2019. For more information visit www.mildura.vic.gov.au/Services/Youth/Youth-Awards or contact Council’s Youth Services team on (03) 5018 8100.

 

 

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