The search for Western Australia's Young Person of the Year is now on, as nominations for the 2016 WA Youth Awards open.
The WA Youth Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding young Western Australians aged 12 to 25 years who are making a positive difference in their communities, and who have often overcome major life challenges in doing so.
The awards are presented by the Youth Affairs Council of WA, in partnership with the Department of Local Government and Communities, and supported by Lotterywest.
The award categories are:
- Minister for Youth's Outstanding Youth Worker Award
- Commissioner for Children and Young People Participate Award
- ECU Community Leadership Award
- Organisational Achievement Award
- Cultural Endeavours Award
- Active Participation Award
One individual category winner will be chosen as the WA Young Person of the Year. The overall winner will have the opportunity to travel throughout WA to participate in youth-related events and activities.
Nominations are open until 7 October 2016. Winners will be announced at the WA Youth Awards ceremony on November 25, 2016.
To nominate and for more information, visit the Youth Affairs Council of WA website.