Gore Youth Awards

The Gore Youth Awards celebrate the talents of young people in the community, aged between 12 years and 24 years, who aren't typically recognised by mainstream award ceremonies.

The event is put on by the Gore District Youth Council and is in its sixth year. Nominations are open for 2018. 

You can download and fill in the form here [PDF, 136 KB] . Nominations close on Friday 10 November. They can be emailed to info@goredc.govt.nz or drop into our main office. 

The award categories are:

Open awards

Leadership Award: To recognise a young person, aged 12-24 years, who has demonstrated excellent leadership skills in their community (this could be either a geographical location and/or community of interest).

Inclusion and Diversity Award: To recognise a young person, aged 12-24 years, who has promoted diversity, cultural understanding and/or positive change for under-represented groups in their community (this could be either a geographical location and/or community of interest).

Commitment to the Environment Award: To recognise a young person, aged 12-24 years, who is making significant contributions in order to bring about environmental improvements and/or support sustainability.

Entrepreneurship Award: To recognise a young person (or group of young people), aged 12-24 years, who has demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and/or social responsibility in business.

Working for Youth Award: To recognise a group of young people, aged 12-24 years, whose actions have specifically supported other young people in areas such as, but not limited to, the arts, culture, education, the environment, health and well-being, research or sport.

Outstanding Youth Champion Award: To recognise an individual, aged 12-24 years, or organisation, who has made a significant contribution to young people in areas including but not limited to, the arts, culture, education, the environment, health and well-being, research or sport.

Non-Conformist Award: To recognise a young person, aged 12-24 years, who has excelled or achieved in a non-mainstream activity, eg acting/dancing/speech/rock climbing/archery.

Overcomers Award: To recognise a young person, aged 12-24 years, who has shown positive change and progress after overcoming obstacles in their way whether they be social, physical, health or wellbeing, financial or environmental.

Supreme Awards 2018

Junior Category: To recognise an outstanding young person, aged 12-17 years, who has tirelessly worked to advocate for and make a significantly positive contribution to address the current needs of young people in their community (this could be either a geographical location and/or community of interest).

Senior Category: To recognise an outstanding young person, aged 18-24 years, who has tirelessly worked to advocate for and make a significantly positive contribution to address the current needs of young people in their community (this could be either a geographical location and/or community of interest).

Youth Awards criteria [PDF, 179 KB]

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: info@goredc.govt.nz