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MP Jonathan Young encourages New Plymouth locals to nominate outstanding young people and people who have made a real difference for youth for a 2016 Youth Award.

“These awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate people across seven categories for their contribution to our community,” Jonathan Young said.

Nominations close on 18 April and winners of the 2016 Youth Awards will be announced at an official ceremony at Parliament on 24 May.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for you to put forward someone who is making a difference.

“By volunteering and leading significant projects in our community, young people are not only making a positive contribution, they are building essential skills and attributes for life.

“National believes in supporting young Kiwis to develop their decision-making, leadership, and innovation,” Jonathan Young said.

Find out how to make a nomination here.

ENDS


Media contact: Jonathan Young 021 2422371

2016 Youth Awards categories
There are up to five recipients for each award. Recipients are chosen by a panel including young people.

Change Maker Award
For young people who have created positive change:
·       to foster cultural understanding in their community (Cultural Change Maker)
·       in or for the LGBTI community (LGBTI Change Maker)
·       which results in a safer environment for young people in their community (Community Safety Change Maker).

Leadership Award
For young people who’ve demonstrated leadership in a project or organisation.

Giving Back Award
For young people whose actions address a current need and have had a significant impact on their community.

Working for Youth Award
For young people whose actions specifically support other young people in areas such as (but not limited to) the arts, culture, environment or sport.

Youth with Disability Award
For young people with a disability who’ve made a significant contribution to the disability sector and/or their community.

Youth Group Award
For a group of young people who’ve made a significant contribution to their community in areas such as (but not limited to) the arts, culture, environment or sport.

Youth Champion Award
For an individual or organisation who has made a significant contribution to their community in areas such as (but not limited to) the arts, culture, education, environment, health, research or sport.

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