Council is excited to host the first ever Central Coast Youth Week Awards with nominations now open.
The Central Coast Youth Week Awards have been developed to recognise the achievements of young people aged 12 to 24 years, and their outstanding contributions to the local community.
Council Unit Manager Leisure Beach Safety and Community Facilities, Phil Cantillon said the new awards will honour young people who go that extra mile for their community.
“We are thrilled to host the first Central Coast Youth Week Awards and are seeking nominations for young people that make a real difference and who are positive role models for other young people within the region,” Mr Cantillon said.
“Council’s Youth Services team developed the awards to coincide with our annual Youth Week celebrations, both important in celebrating our young people.”
The awards span over three categories with 12 awards in total to ensure the achievements and contributions of local young people from diverse backgrounds and abilities are recognised.
The Central Coast Youth Week Award categories include:
- Youth Entrepreneur of the Year
- Youth Leadership of the Year
- Youth Volunteer of the Year
- Youth Volunteer Mentor of the Year
The Central Coast Youth Week Awards – Rising Stars categories includes:
- Arts, Culture and Entertainment
- Community Service and Activity
- Excellence in Education
- Sportsperson of the Year
The Central Coast Youth Week Awards – Nominator Award category includes:
- The Nominator Award allows schools or youth services to nominate at least one young person for the Youth Week Awards. Three of the most outstanding nominators who apply for the Nominator Award will be awarded $500 to implement a program or activity that provides positive benefits and outcomes for young people on the Central Coast.
Council Administrator, Rik Hart said he encourages local community members, schools, and local services to nominate young people worthy of this great honour.
“There are undoubtedly many outstanding young people in our community doing amazing things to make our home a better place and it’s important we recognise and share their contributions and achievements,” Mr Hart said.
“These awards provide a platform to not only celebrate our young people, but ensure all people feel welcome to participate in community life. I’m looking forward to seeing who the first ever nominees and winners will be.”
Nominees and their guests will be invited to attend the first Central Coast Youth Week Awards presentation night on Thursday 7 April 2022 at The Hub Erina, where all award winners will be announced.
Nominations are open until Sunday 20 March 2022. To be eligible applicants must be an Australian Citizen and live in the Central Coast Local Government Area.
This program is funded by the NSW Government under the Youth Week Grants Program and Council. For further information, eligibility criteria and to nominate a young person search ‘Youth Week Awards 2022’ at centralcoast.nsw.gov.au or to start a submissions click here