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Nominations open for 2016 WA Youth Awards

West Australians will again be honoured for their inspirational and positive contributions at the 2016 WA Youth Awards.

Nationals WA MP and candidate for the seat of Geraldton, Paul Brown said nominations for the prestigious awards were now open and encouraged all members of the community to nominate an outstanding young person. 

“The WA Youth Awards recognises the achievements of young people aged 12 to 25 from across WA for their contributions to the community, as well as outstanding youth groups and organisations that server and support the State’s young people,” Mr Brown said.

“In Geraldton there are many young people who work tirelessly to facilitate change, assist others and make a positive difference in their communities.

“It is important that they are recognised for their contribution to their communities, particularly in regional WA.”

Nominations are open for the following categories:

  • Minister for Youth's Outstanding Youth Worker Award
  • Commissioner for Children and Young People Participate Award
  • ECU Community Leadership Award
  • Organisational Achievement Award – Small Organisation
  • Organisational Achievement Award – Large Organisation
  • Positive Achievement Award
  • Cultural Endeavours Award
  • Active Participation Award

The WA Young Person of the Year will be selected from the pool of category winners and will have the opportunity to travel throughout WA to participate in youth-related events and activities.

 The awards are presented by the Youth Affairs Council of WA in partnership with the State Government and supported by Lotterywest.

The 2016 winners will be announced at the WA Youth Awards ceremony on November 25.

For more information, visit http://www.yacwa.org.au/wayouthawards