- Annual awards recognise WA's most outstanding young people
Youth Minister Peter Tinley has opened nominations for Western Australia's annual Youth Awards, giving the State's young people an opportunity to shine.
The awards, which have run for 19 years, recognise Western Australians aged 12 to 25 for their achievements and contribution to the community, as well as individuals and organisations which work with and support Western Australian youth.
The awards are a partnership between the Department of Communities and the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia and are supported by Lotterywest.
Nominations are open for the following categories:
- Minister for Youth's Outstanding Youth Worker;
- Commissioner for Children and Young People Participate Award;
- ECU Community Leadership Award;
- Perth Theatre Trust Cultural Endeavors Award;
- Hope Community Services Active Participation Award;
- Mercy Care Organisational Achievement (Large);
- RUAH Organisational Achievement (Small); and
- RAC Innovation for a Sustainable Future Award.
Each category winner receives a $1,000 prize. The WA Young Person of the Year will be selected from among the category winners and will receive a $10,000 travel bursary to participate in youth-related events and activities across WA, in addition to airfares for two to a European destination, valued at $3,000.
Nominations close on Thursday, August 31, 2017 with winners announced at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia in October. For more information, visit http://www.yacwa.org.au
Comments attributed to Youth Minister Peter Tinley:
"The McGowan Government is proud of its involvement with the WA Youth Awards. The awards help us identify and celebrate our most inspirational and dedicated young people - they also recognise the important contributions young people make to our society.
"Young people carry out fantastic work across our State and I encourage Western Australians to nominate an outstanding young person, or an organisation working with young people, for an award."
Minister's office - 6552 5300