Last chance to nominate for National Youth Awards

Media Release
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education

Young people have only got a few days left to nominate for the 2015 National Youth Awards.

Applications for the 2015 National Youth Awards close at midday on Thursday, 27 November 2014 (AEDT).

The awards, which include a $2000 prize and national recognition, acknowledge the achievements of Australians aged 12-25 years.

Young people can either nominate themselves or a friend in the seven awards categories, which include: Youth Safety; Youth Courage; Youth Culture and Diversity; Youth Employment; Youth Health; Youth Leadership Award; and Youth in Media, an award open to journalists of all ages who have portrayed young people in a positive light.

"You have got to be in it to win it," Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, said.

"If you know a young person who has done something brave, helped a friend or turned a great idea into reality, I urge you to hurry up and nominate them before it is too late," he said.

The awards, which are in their third year, are judged by a panel of young people. Winners will be announced during National Youth Week, which runs from 10-19 April 2015.

Application forms for the National Youth Awards, together with more information, are available at www.youthweek.com/nya.

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