The John Turkington Forestry Rangitīkei Youth Awards
The John Turkington Forestry Rangitīkei Youth Awards are an annual awards event celebrating young people in our district.
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 months
- Have participated in the activities they have been nominated for within the past 12 months
- Have participated in activities they were nominated for outside of their regular study or work commitments
- Be 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:
For young people who have demonstrated leadership in a project or organisation
For young people who have created a positive change for local environmental issues
Youth In Sport
For young people who have created a positive and inclusive culture, supported other young people or been an exceptional representative of the district within their sport
For young people whose actions addressed a current need and have had a significant impact on the community
Youth For Youth
For young people whose actions specifically supported other young people in areas such as (but not limited to) the arts, culture, environment or sport
Youth In Apprenticeship
For young people who have shown dedication, commitment and achieved success with their apprenticeship
For young people whose actions specifically contributed to the nurturing of wairua and holistic wellbeing of others in the community
Youth In Employment
For young people who have made a significant contribution to their employment, industry sector and/or have demonstrated significant professional growth
Do you know a young person or a group of youth aged between 12 and 24 that are exceptional... Of course you do!
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.