Young Achievers Awards

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It's nearly time for the 2020 Young Achievers Awards!

Nominations open 1 - 31 March 2020

If you know or are a young person, aged 13 - 18 years, living in Upper Hutt, nominate yourself or others for a young achievers award!

The awards ceremony is a fun night of local entertainment, supper, and of course the chance to highlight awesome local rangatahi.

There are seven award categories and grants up for grabs:

Capital Training Resilience Award: celebrating an inspiring person who has overcome personal challenges, winner receives a $500 grant kindly sponsored by Capital Training

Expressions Whirinaki Arts Award: celebrating a person who demonstrates excellence and passion in the arts, winner receives a $1000 grant kindly sponsored by Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre

Youthtown Manaakitanga Award: celebrating a person who demonstrates kindness, caring, and compassion towards others, winner receives a $500 grant

Leadership Award: celebrating a local leader whose made a significant contribution to the Upper Hutt Community, winner receives a $500 grant

Kaitiaki Award: celebrating a local leader in environmental protection, winner receives a $500 grant kindly sponsored by the Silverstream Lions Club

Sports Award: celebrating a sports person with outstanding talent in their chosen sport who upholds a positive and respectful attitude, winner receives a $500 grant

Mayoral Award: celebrating a person chosen by the Mayor. All finalists are considered for this award, winner receives a $500 grant kindly sponsored by the Mayor

Check out this awesome video from the 2018 young achievers awards:

2018 Young Achiever Awards video