FEDERAL Member for New England Barnaby Joyce is encouraging young people in the New England Electorate to nominate 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 Joyce 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 their communities,” he said.
“Young Australians are doing this everyday by volunteering in their local communities and these young people deserve to be recognised for the valuable contribution they are making to their local communities.
“If you know a remarkable young Australian I strongly encourage you to get involved by logging onto the National Youth Week website 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 Award categories are:
Youth Safety Award;
Youth Courage Award;
Youth Culture and Diversity Award;
Youth Employment Award;
Youth Health Award;
Youth Leadership Award; and,
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.
Applications for the 2015 National Youth Awards close on Thursday, 27 November 2014.
More information on the National Youth Awards, including entry forms and details of past winners and finalists, is available at www.youthweek.com/nya