Western Australia Minister for Youth Donna Faragher
On The Look-Out For Outstanding Young People
Victor P Taffa
Western Australia Minister for Youth Donna Faragher is calling for people to nominate an outstanding young person or youth worker for a WA Youth Award.
The annual awards recognise and reward young Western Australians aged 12 to 25, youth-led groups or organisations and youth workers who have made a positive difference through their achievements and contributions to the community.
Mrs. Faragher said the awards showcased the talent that young people demonstrated through leadership, citizenship, caring for the environment and by acting as role models.
“Over the past 11 years, the WA Youth Awards have celebrated the success of many young people who have demonstrated outstanding passion and achievement.” Mrs. Faragher said.
“This year I am also introducing a new award to recognise outstanding youth workers because I have seen the difference these individuals make to the lives of so many people.”
The eight categories in the 2010 WA Youth Awards are:
- · BHP Billiton Innovate! Award
- · Woodside Motivate! Award
- · Office for Youth Recreate! Award
- · Propel Youth Arts Create! Award
- · Department of Environment and Conservation Activate! Award
- · Edith Cowan University Educate! Award
- · Commissioner for Children and Young People Participate! Award
- · Minister for Youth’s Most Outstanding Youth Worker Award
An overall winner would be chosen as the 2010 WA Young Person of the Year.
Last year, 23-year-old Terrence Winner from Kalgoorlie-Boulder, was named the WA Young Person of the Year for his efforts to promote paternal rights, fight racism and achieve positive results for young people in the Goldfields.
Category winners would be announced on July 16 and receive a $2,000 cash prize and a trophy. The WA Young Person of the Year would also receive return flights for two people to a European destination. Entries close at 5 pm on March 6 and finalists would be announced during National Youth Week April 10-18.