Nomination Period Extended for PM Youth Awards

Date Published: 
Friday, November 30, 2012

The Ministry of Youth and Culture is advising that the nomination process for the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards 2012 is being reopened until December 31 to facilitate selection of awardees from a broader spectrum of individuals and groups. The selection exercise, which is being administered by the National Centre for Youth Development within the Ministry, was originally scheduled to end during November, which is observed as Youth Month, and a December 2012 date had originally been set for the presentation of the awards.

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In a statement, the Ministry of Youth and Culture said the reopening of nominations would result in the ceremony for the presentation of the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence to outstanding and exemplary young persons from a wide cross section of disciplines, now being held during the first quarter of 2013. The format and scope of the awards function is also being reviewed.


“I believe strongly that initiatives like the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence must recognise, involve and reward the widest possible cross section of our young people,” Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon Lisa Hanna said at a leadership training seminar organised by the Rockfort HEART Trust NTA Vocational Training Centre in Kingston on Wednesday, November 28.


“It is hoped that with the extension of the nomination period there will be greater involvement of young persons from rural and innercity communities, at risk youth, and youth with DisAbilities who would have the opportunity of being recognised as part of these awards,” the Minister said.


The public is being encouraged to utilise the opportunity of the extension to December 31 to send to the Ministry, the NCYD, and the offices of the National Youth Service, their nominations of young persons considered to be worthy of being awarded the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for 2012, the Golden Jubilee year of Jamaica 50.


Nomination forms can be obtained from the offices of the National Centre for Youth Development, 4-6 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 5; NCYD Youth Information Centres in St. Ann, St. Mary, St. James, Portmore, Kingston, and Portland; NCYD Youth Empowerment Officers islandwide; and can also be downloaded from the National Centre for Youth Development’s website: Completed nomination forms should be returned to the NCYD head office in Kingston, the head office of the National Youth Service or Youth Information Centres islandwide.



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