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New Zealand Youth Awards

The New Zealand Youth Awards 2018 are designed to recognise and celebrate the passion, success and commitment of rangatahi aged 12-24 years, and those that support them, who are leading change, innovating and creating solutions throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

Nominations are being accepted across six categories, with three Awards per category. These are:
· Leadership
· Inclusion and Diversity
· Commitment to the Environment
· Entrepreneurship
· Working for Youth
· Outstanding Youth Champion

From the pool of nominations, the judging panel will also select the inaugural junior and senior Supreme Award winners.

Who can be nominated for a New Zealand Youth Award 2018?
Anyone can nominate a young person they believe deserves recognition for their achievements. This includes community leaders, youth workers, parents, teachers and rangatahi themselves. Individuals can even nominate themselves for an award.

To be considered for a New Zealand Youth Award, nominees must meet the following criteria:
· Be currently living, and have lived in New Zealand for the past 12 months or more
· Have participated in the activities they have been nominated for within the past 12 months
· Be aged between 12 and 24 as at 15 March 2018 (unless you are nominating an organisation in the Outstanding Youth Champion category).

When can I make a nomination?
Nominations open on Thursday 15 March and close at midday on Thursday 26 April 2018. The Award winners will be formally recognised at a celebratory event hosted by Minister for Youth Hon. Peeni Henare at Parliament on 28 June 2018.

How do I make a nomination?
Before beginning your nomination, please ensure you have read and understood the criteria, and you have read about the six different award categories. You can complete your nomination here

Ministry of Youth Development | Level 6, The Aurora centre, 56-66 The Terrace Wellington 6011 | PO Box 1556, Wellington 6140

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