2013 Bayside Youth Awards

16 April 2013

Call for Nominations – 2013 Bayside Youth Awards

Bayside City Council is seeking nominations for the 2013 Bayside Youth Awards.

Now in its 6th year, the annual Bayside Youth Awards event will be organised and run by the Bayside FReeZA committee. The Awards program is designed to recognise young people aged between 10 and 25 years who live, study or work in Bayside, who have made a positive contribution to the community over the past 12 months.

The Awards evening, to be held at St Leonards College in Hampton on Wednesday 5 June, will recognise all nominees, celebrate their achievements and provide them with an opportunity to showcase their talents.

Nominations are now open and should be sent for the attention of Youth Services at Bayside City Council before 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2013.

This year’s Awards will be presented in four categories:

  • Community and Environment – for significant contributions that have helped improve the community and/or the environment.
  • Creative – for demonstrating passion and dedication to excel in music, dance, drama or art.
  • Active – for demonstrating the determination to achieve positive outcomes in sports and recreation; and
  • Personal – for showing courage and determination to overcome individual challenges.

Bayside Mayor Cr Stephen Hartney encourages anyone who knows of talented and courageous young people in Bayside to recognise their achievements by nominating them for a Bayside Youth Award.

“The contribution young people make to our community today will shape Bayside’s future. Therefore it is essential that they are recognised for the positive difference they make, whether it’s through their creative, sporting or recreational talents, or the courage they exhibit to overcome physical or personal challenges,” Cr Hartney said.

“I encourage teachers, youth workers, coaches, parents, community members and other young people to nominate talented 10-25 year olds who help make Bayside a better place.”

The Bayside Youth Awards program is planned by young people for your people. The FReeZA committee is currently made up of 6 young people and was established by Bayside City Council’s Youth Services. The Committee meets weekly to plan the program and other events that are held throughout the year.

Nomination forms are available at the Bayside Corporate Centre in Royal Avenue, Sandringham and at all Bayside Libraries. Forms can also be downloaded and/or completed via Council’s website www.bayside.vic.gov.au/youth.

Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 15 May 2013.

For more information, residents should contact Bayside City Council’s Youth Services on 9599 4444 or email youth_services@bayside.vic.gov.au.

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