- 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, currently in their 20th year, recognise Western Australians aged 12 to 25 for their achievements and contribution to the community, as well as individuals and organisations that work with and support the State's youth.
Nominations are open for the following categories:
- The Minister for Youth's Most Outstanding Youth Worker Award;
- The Hope Community Services Positive Achievement Award;
- The Mission Australia Cultural Endeavours Award;
- The YMCA Organisational Achievement Award - Large;
- The Life Without Barriers Organisational Achievement Award - Small;
- The ECU Community Leadership Award;
- The Commissioner for Children and Young People Participate Award;
- The RAC Innovation for a Sustainable Future Award; and
- The Charmaine Dragun Memorial Award.
Category winners receive a $1,000 prize. The WA Young Person of the Year will receive a $10,000 travel bursary to participate in youth-related events and activities across WA, in addition to airfares to an international destination of the winner's choice, valued up to $3,000.
Nominations close on Thursday September 6, 2018 with winners to be announced at the State Theatre Centre of WA on Friday, October 12.
The awards are a partnership between the Department of Communities and the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia, and are supported by Lotterywest.
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 which recognise the important contributions young people make to our community.
"I encourage Western Australians to nominate an outstanding young person, or an organisation working with young people, for making a difference."
Minister's office - 6552 5300