FEDERAL Member for Leichhardt, Warren Entsch, says residents have until next Thursday, 27 November, to nominate an outstanding young person for the 2015 National Youth Awards.
This is the third annual series of the Awards, which celebrate the achievements and contributions of young Australians aged 12-25.
Mr Entsch urged those thinking about nominating to act now.
“It’s important to celebrate the achievements of our young people who are making a lasting, positive difference in our community,” said Mr Entsch.
“Young Australians are doing this every day by volunteering in the community, and they deserve to be recognised for the valuable contribution they’re making.
“If you know a remarkable young Australian, I strongly encourage you to get involved by logging on to the National Youth Week website (www.youthweek.com/nya) and nominating them.”
There are seven Award categories six of which recognise individuals, and a media award that celebrates positive news reporting about young people in Australia.
The categories are:
- Youth Safety Award
- Youth Courage Award
- Youth Culture and Diversity Award
- Youth Employment Award
- Youth Health Award
- Youth Leadership Award
- Youth in Media Award
Each of the six individual category winners will receive $2,000, a trophy, and a certificate, while the winner of the Youth in Media Award will receive a trophy and certificate.
The Awards are for young people aged from 12 to 25 (with the exception of the Youth in Media Award), and applicants can be self-nominated or nominated by someone else.
More information on the National Youth Awards, including entry forms and details of past winners and finalists is available at www.youthweek.com/nya.