Gore Youth Awards

The 2019 Gore Youth Awards will be held on Saturday 25 May, at the St James Theatre. Guest speaker / MC is Paralympian gold medallist Liam Malone. Nominations close on Friday 3 May. Tickets go on sale at iTicket  on Tuesday 7 May.

2019 Nomination form [PDF, 677 KB]

 

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 organised by the Gore District Youth Council.

Anyone can nominate a young person for an award, including young people for themselves or their peers.

The person or group being nominated must:

  • Be between 12-24 years of age (12-17 for junior, 18-24 for senior categories).
  • Currently live within the Gore Health boundary 
  • Give their consent to being nominated

Their achievement/contribution must have occurred within the past 12 months 

Please note: a referee over 18 years old who can verify the person/group’s achievements must accompany all nominations.

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 

These awards are not open for nominations, they are determined by a judging panel. 

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).

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