They're the heart and soul of any community and important contributors in the lives of many, and now is your chance to recognise the region's young people as the inaugural MidCoast Youth Awards opens for nominations.
MidCoast Council is partnering with the PCYC (Police Citizens Youth Club) to host the awards for the first time, recognising the positive contributions young people make to the community.
Nominations are invited across seven categories to recognise a person aged 12-24 years, across a wide range of achievements, arts, leadership, community service, sports, wellbeing, resilience and entrepreneur.
"Each category will recognise two young people, one from the 12-17 age bracket and one aged 18-24 years," community development co-ordinator, Lyndie Hepple said.
"Winners of the awards will receive a $250 cash prize, with each category being sponsored by a local service, group or organisation."
The support of the PCYC makes these awards possible, along with the sponsorship of several local businesses.Lyndie Hepple
Nominations open on Monday, June 7, but be quick to nominate as they will close on Sunday, 4 July.
The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 12 at Club Taree.
"The support of the PCYC makes these awards possible, along with the sponsorship of several local businesses.
"We're always looking for more sponsors, so if community groups, organisations or businesses are interested in sponsoring a future category, we'd like to hear from you."
Any young person who lives in the Mid Coast Local Government Area who will be aged between 12 - 24 on August 12, 2021 can nominate, or be nominated for the awards.
Visit www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/YouthAwards to find out more, and nominate a deserving young person today.