The Department of Youth and Culture’s Annual National Youth Awards for Excellence in Personal Development, Leadership and Public Service is truly an awesome initiative.It is hard to believe that it was over four years ago that I collected a National Youth Award. Receiving the award for Outstanding Youth in Literary Arts at the first DYC youth award ceremony  was an honor. My writing contributions via  blog posts on My Anguilla Experience and for local and regional publications were celebrated . Read more about the first award ceremony here.  Congratulations to all winners over the past four years.

National Youth Awards 2014

National Youth Awards 2014

The Department of Youth and Culture (DYC) is inviting nominations for the 4th Annual National Youth Awards for Excellence in Personal Development, Leadership and Public Service. Nominate a youth or organisation now for the national youth awards which will be held later this year. Do you know a youth between the ages of 13-35 who is excelling in some way and should be recognised? Are you aware of a youth based organisation which is making a positive impact in our nation? If you do, seize the opportunity to celebrate an individual or organisation by nominating them for a youth award.

Confetti Dust Studio - National Youth AwardsConfetti Dust - National Youth Awards

Confetti Dust Studio – National Youth Awards

Nominees should reflect Government’s aspirations for youth development in areas such as: governance, leadership, youth empowerment, youth innovation, youth volunteerism, youth entrepreneurship, and youth excellence in academia, sports, culture and the arts.

NATIONAL YOUTH AWARDS

The Department of Youth and Culture will recognise youth for their outstanding accomplishments in the following areas:

  1. Outstanding Youth Organization for Faith Based Achievements
  2. Community Service Award
  3. Outstanding Youth in Entrepreneurship
  4. Friend of Youth Award
  5. Esteemed Volunteer Award
  6. Academic and Extra Curricula Excellence Award
  7. Outstanding Youth/Youth Group in Sport
  8. Outstanding Youth in Visual Arts
  9. Outstanding Youth in Media
  10. Outstanding Youth in Performing Arts (music, drama, dance)
  11. Outstanding Youth in Literary Arts (writing, poetry)
  12. Excellence in Leadership Award
  13. Outstanding Youth Worker Award
Rudy Webster - National Youth Awards 2016

Rudy Webster – National Youth Awards 2016

 Nomination Forms are available from the Department of Youth and Culture during normal working hours -Monday through Friday. Download forms using the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZoQ_ku9UjdBQyhcrSNEMnaRZcF0QHcUZKl2BRa1oB-OCFXg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Complete nomination forms, with supporting material and return to the Department of Youth and Culture on or before Friday, 20th July 2018. It  is not a guarantee that the nominee will be chosen by the National Youth Awards Committee.

Gesel Hodge - National Youth Awards 2016

Gesel Hodge – National Youth Awards 2016

For more information on the 4th National Youth Awards (2018) , please contact the Programme Assistant – Youth – Ms. Kemoloy Murphy. Contact details below.

Email: kemoloy.murphy@gov.ai

Telephone: (264) 498 3792 or 497 -0969.

The Department of Youth and Culture is also running Youth Escape Summer Camp. Be sure to check out the post below to help you choose the best camp for your child.

Choose the best DYC YOUTH ESCAPE Summer Camp for Your Child

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