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Minister for Education and Training; South West
Nominations for the WA Youth Awards 2006 now open
8/01/2006 1:00 AM
Youth Minister Mark McGowan has urged the Western Australian community to nominate outstanding young people for the 2006 WA Youth Awards.
Mr McGowan said the awards aimed to recognise and reward outstanding young Western Australians aged 13 to 25 years.
“Entering a young person for an award is an opportunity to highlight their strengths and achievements,” he said.
“It is a chance to demonstrate to the wider community the hard work and dedication of young people, and those organisations that work with young people - and the contributions that they make within our society.”
There are six categories in the WA Youth Awards, which recognise:
- for an individual who has demonstrated leadership and made significant achievements in their field of education, business, government or community, and made a noteworthy contribution to our community.
- for an individual or group who has shown extraordinary dedication towards others, or empowered others to participate in determining the nature of their community.
for a group which has shown extraordinary dedication towards others, or empowered others to participate in determining the nature of their community.
- for an individual who has shown leadership and commitment to improving our environment.
- for an individual who, having overcome difficulties (such as issues relating to family, culture, geographic location, health and disability), has contributed to society and is an inspirational role model to others.
for an individual whose extensive involvement in sport or recreation has benefited others and the community.
Winners will be announced at a gala presentation function at the Perth Convention Centre on Thursday, April 6.
Category winners will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and a sail aboard the STS Leeuwin. The WA Young Person of the Year will receive two return tickets to a European destination, courtesy of Singapore Airlines.
For an entry form, visit
or contact the Office for Children and Youth on (08) 6217 8400.
Minister's office: 9222 9111