Federal Member for Aston, The Hon Alan Tudge MP, has called on locals to nominate those young people in Knox who have made a significant contribution to the community.
The Australian Government’s 2014 National Youth Awards are now taking nominations in eight different categories, selected in consultation with young Australians.
Mr Tudge said he was pleased to get behind the awards which recognise young individuals and the vital contributions they make to our local community.
“These awards are important for Knox to celebrate and acknowledge outstanding young people,” Mr Tudge said.
“As Australia’s future leaders, these young individuals that are taking leading roles in our local community deserve to be recognised for their hard work.
“If you know a young person making a significant contribution to the community, I urge you to please put forward a nomination,” said Mr Tudge.
Awards are award in the following areas:
· Health and Wellbeing
· Creating Pathways
· Community Leadership
· Safer Communities
· Personal Courage
· Cultural Understanding, and
· The Positive Media Award.
The winner in each category will receive a $2,000 prize, plus a trophy and certificate, with the winner of the Positive Media Award receiving a trophy and certificate.
Young Australians aged between 12 to 25 are eligible, with nominations closing on 8 January 2014.
More information can be found at www.youthweek.com/nya or by contacting Mr Tudge’s office on (03) 9887 3890.