Time to put young people in the spotlight

As our communities continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19 restrictions, lockdowns and remote learning and working, our young people are feeling the strain too.

17 August 2021

This year’s Alpine Shire Youth Awards shine a light on the young people in our community who, despite living, learning and working through a pandemic, continue to lead by example and inspire those around them.

Alpine Shire Mayor John Forsyth said the annual awards recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements of young people aged 12 – 21 years of age who live, work or study in the Alpine Shire.

“Our young people are doing their best under difficult circumstances, and these awards are an opportunity for Council and the community to recognise their efforts," he said.

“It isn’t easy trying to learn, work, build your skills or share your passion in the midst of a pandemic - everything is uncertain.

“We know this uncertainty is difficult, but whenever I hear of a young person who has overcome adversity or given back to their community or shown resilience and generosity, I’m proud of our youth, their families and our schools.”

The awards are open in the following categories:

  • Academic
  • Community
  • Endurance and Persistence
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Workplace
  • Rural
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts and Media

Cr Forsyth urged residents to nominate.

“Many of us know young people who deserve recognition - they may be academic, sporty, resilient or selfless,” he said.

“They may excel at the performing or visual arts, or they may be valuable members of their workplace, their rural community or their sporting club.

“There are so many young people out there - we need our community to nominate them and share their achievements with the rest of the community.”

Nominations close at 5pm on Sunday, 12 September 2021.  

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

For more information contact Council on 5755 0555 or email ydo@alpineshire.vic.gov.au.

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