Time to celebrate local youth

Is there a young person in your life who deserves recognition for their academic excellence, creativity, dedication or work ethic?

21 June 2022

When you hear the word ‘perseverance’, does someone in particular spring to mind?

Do you know a young person with strength, resilience, confidence or sporting skills that should be celebrated?

Nominations for the 2022 Alpine Shire Youth Awards are now open.

Alpine Shire Mayor Sarah Nicholas said the annual awards are an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements of local youth.

“We have so many young people here in the Alpine Shire who are excelling despite the past few difficult years,” she said.

“It’s easy to forget that our young people are carving out a future for themselves in school, the workplace and through their chosen creative pursuit or sporting endeavour.

“They’re living through important milestones, growing up during an unprecedented pandemic and navigating a world that is very different from a few years ago.

“We often don’t spend enough time recognising the contributions of our young people - these awards are a way to gather together for an event that celebrates and highlights what they bring to our community.”

Community members, schools, organisations and peers are encouraged to nominate young people for a Youth Award.

Nominations are now open in the following categories:

  • Academic: recognising an individual who is dedicated to aspects of academic study
  • Community: recognising an individual or a group who has the welfare of their community at heart
  • Endurance and Persistence: recognising a young person who has demonstrated personal growth and endurance to overcome hardships or to achieve their goals
  • Sports and Recreation: recognising a young person who demonstrates a strong commitment not just to his/her personal sporting achievements but to the wider benefit of the sport
  • Workplace: recognising a young person undertaking part- or full-time work, traineeship or apprenticeship who consistently displays a strong work ethic and a high level of professionalism
  • Rural: recognising an individual who shows commitment to agriculture or rural life in the Alpine Shire, through work, study or lifestyle
  • Performing Arts: recognising a young person or group who display/s their skill or talent through performing arts
  • Visual Arts and Media: young people who excel in the areas of visual arts and media are invited to nominate themselves for this category - their excellence could include (but is not limited to) photography, drawing, sculpture, painting, fashion, textiles or film.

Learn more and nominate at www.alpineshire.vic.gov.au/community/grants-and-awards/youth-awards.

Nominations close on Monday, 25 July 2022.

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