Rangitikei Youth Awards 2018 - Nominations Open

April 26, 2018

Rangitikei District Council is inviting nominations to celebrate the achievements of the amazing young people within our district with the Rangitikei Youth Awards 2018.

Anyone can nominate a young person for an award. To be eligible, nominees must:

  • Have participated in activities within the Rangitikei that 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 on 19th May 2018

Council has made $2,000 available for the Rangitikei Youth Awards 2018. Awards will be made in some or all of the following categories:

  • Change Maker Award: For young people who have created positive change to foster cultural understanding in their community.
  • Leadership Award:  For young people who’ve demonstrated leadership in a project or organisation.
  • Giving Back Award:For young people whose actions address a current need and have had a significant impact on their community.
  • Youth for Youth Award: For young people whose actions specifically support other young people in areas such as (but not limited to) the arts, culture, environment or sport.
  • Youth with Disability Award:For young people with a disability who’ve made a significant contribution to the disability sector and/or their community.
  • Eco Warrior: For young people who have created a positive change for local environmental issues.
  • Youth Group: For a group of young people who’ve made a significant contribution to their community in areas such as (but not limited to) the arts, culture, environment or sport.

The outcome will be decided by a panel comprising the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and representatives from local iwi, schools and youth agencies.

The nominations will be assessed against the following criteria:
          • Contributed significantly to their community
          • Taken action to address an identified need in their community
          • Demonstrated the ability to motivate, engage and positively influence others
          • Demonstrated initiative to provide solutions
          • Demonstrated commitment and perseverance
          • Demonstrated leadership skills

Nominations can be made by anyone and will close on Monday 4th June 2018 at noon.

Nomination Form

For more information please contact: Nardia Gower - nardia.gower@rangitikei.govt.nz