Nomination Open: Prime Minister Youth Awards for Excellence


The Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence

The Prime Minister’s National Youth Award for Excellence (PMNYAE) is the highest national honour for youth between the ages of 15-29 years who live in Jamaica and the Diaspora. The Awards endorse each recipient as a positive role model for their peers and seek to promote attitudinal change and social renewal, by reinforcing the positive values of self-discipline, hard work, dedication, and humility.

The categories for which nominations are being accepted are as below:

Agriculture & Agro-Processing

Journalism /Journalism

Arts & Culture

Innovation in Science & Technology


National Leadership

Entrepreneurship / Social Entrepreneurship

Environmental Protection

New Media (Social Media / Youtuber / Bloggers / Vloggers)

Nation Building (Volunteerism)


Youth Development




The nomination period for the Prime Minister’s National Youth Award for Excellence application has been extended to  closes on Friday, October 7, at 11:59 P.M. We ask kindly that you nominate young persons who are performing meritoriously in any of the above-listed categories for the award. A copy of the nomination form is attached as well as a flyer.  For ease of access click the link to download the nomination form CLICK HERE


Completed nominations must be submitted as follows:

A.      Electronically to:  [email protected].

B.      The Ministry of Education and Youth

Youth and Adolescents Policy Division

2-4 National Heroes Circle, Kingston 4.

Tel: 876-922-1400 (ext: 6126)

C.      Youth Innovation Centres (YIC) and Youth Access Points across the island