Wednesday, July 24, 2024

WA Youth Awards finalists named

WA Youth Minister, Simone McGurk, has announced the 38 finalists in the 2023 WA Youth Awards.

The Awards were established in 1999 to recognise the achievements and contributions of young Western Australians, and the positive impacts they have had on their community.

The Awards also reward outstanding youth groups and organisations that support the State’s young people.

This year there were 129 nominations received from across the 10 award categories.

“Congratulations to this outstanding group of nominees. I know that the judges will have a very difficult time picking the winners this year,” said Youth Minister, Simone McGurk.

“It’s heartening to see such a huge number of nominations this year, as this reflects the fantastic work being done across the WA youth sector.

“I look forward to celebrating the nominees and award winners on the night.”

Award winners, including the WA Young Person of the Year, will be announced at the WA Youth Awards gala ceremony at the WA Museum Boola Bardip on Friday 27 October.

The 10 award categories include the Minister for Youth’s Most Outstanding Youth Worker Award and the Commissioner for Children and Young People Participate Award.

Category winners receive a $1,000 prize and the WA Young Person of the Year will receive a $10,000 bursary to go toward a youth-related initiative or activity across WA.

The awards are a partnership between the Department of Communities and the Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia, with support from Lotterywest.

For the full list of finalists and their achievements, visit http://www.yacwa.org.au.

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