Nominations for PM Youth Awards Open on Sept 6

Date Published: 
Monday, September 3, 2018

Nominations for this year's edition of the Prime Minister's National Youth Awards for Excellence (PM Awards) will open on September 6 and close on October 5, 2018. The Hon. Floyd Green, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) has called on all Jamaicans to nominate young persons who are excelling in various fields for the prestigious awards.

The PM Awards was started in 1998 as part of the Values and Attitudes Programme of the then government. After a 3-year hiatus, the Awards was restarted last year as a means of recognising and saluting youth (aged 15-24) who have distinguished themselves in various sectors.

 

Young persons can be nominated in any of eleven (11) award categories: Arts and Culture, Agriculture and Agroprocessing, Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise, Leadership, Nation Building, Journalism and E-Journalism, Sports, Academics, International Achievement, Innovation in Science and Technology and Environmental Protection. Nominations are open to all Jamaican nationals between 15-29 who are living in Jamaica and the Diaspora, and who have attained excellence and world class achievement in the listed categories.

Additionally, there is a Youth Work Award, which is open to individuals and organisations who have been involved in youth development work for a minimum period of five years.

Nomination forms can be downloaded here. Forms can also be accessed from the Ministry's Youth Innovation Centres islandwide.