Youth Awards Listen Temporary Note Nominations are now open! Submit your nomination here. Nominations close 25 April 2021. For further information: Email Kelly Widdowson or phone 0800 422 522. The John Turkington Forestry Rangitīkei Youth Awards 2021 Do you know a young person or a group of youth aged between 12 and 24 that are exceptional... Of course you do! Anyone can nominate a young person for an award. To be eligible for an award, nominees must: Be affiliated to and contributed to the Rangitīkei District in the last 12 monthsHave participated in the activities they have been nominated for within the past 12 monthsHave participated in activities they were nominated for outside of their regular study or work commitmentsBe aged between 12 and 24 at the beginning of Youth Week The winner of each category gets $500 cash from one of our incredible sponsors. Awards will be made in some or all of the following categories: Fortuna Forest Products Youth In Employment For young people who have made a significant contribution to their employment, industry sector and/or have demonstrated significant professional growth Marton Rotary LeadershipFor young people who have demonstrated leadership in a project or organisationRiver Valley Eco WarriorFor young people who have created a positive change for local environmental issuesHautapu Pine Youth In SportFor young people who have created a positive and inclusive culture, supported other young people or been an exceptional representative of the district within their sportThe Downs Group Giving BackFor young people whose actions addressed a current need and have had a significant impact on the communityNew World Marton Youth For YouthFor young people whose actions specifically supported other young people in areas such as (but not limited to) the arts, culture, environment or sportFortuna Forest Products Youth GroupFor a group of young people who have made a significant contribution to their community in areas such as (but not limited to) the arts, culture, environment or sportNgā Wairiki Ngāti Apa Youth In ApprenticeshipFor young people who have shown dedication, commitment and achieved success with their apprenticeshipBJW Motors Change MakerFor young people who have created a positive change to foster cultural understanding in their communityRangitīkei Anglican Parish Wairua for Well-being For young people or a group of young people who significantly contributed to the cultivation of wairua and/or the holistic well-being of other young people in the area Submit your nomination here (Nominations open 28 March 2021) For further information: Email Kelly Widdowson or phone 0800 422 522. The outcome will be decided by a panel comprising the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and representatives from local iwi, schools and youth agencies.