Nominations for the seventh annual National Youth Council of Dominica (NYC) Awards are officially open.
NYC Communications Officer, Paul Baron, told DNO that the aim of the awards is to highlight the positive work of young people in Dominica.
“The general idea is to put youth in focus. Firstly and foremostly, is to highlight the good work that young people are doing because often times we may find a little discredit being accorded to young people, as to what they’re doing…” he stated. “It’s like they would be given an opportunity to be appreciated and recognized for what they’re doing in these various categories…”
He said presently the NYC wants “to reach out to many organizations and inspire them to make those recommendations, make those nominations so that we may award these young people and recognize their worth.”
Paul noted that there is no ceiling on the age of eligible nominees.
“It could be anywhere from your youth and active, anywhere from your primary right up through tertiary, and even after a period, even as a professional,” he explained.
Categories include the Kalinago Youth Award, and Outstanding Youth in Tourism, Agriculture, Sports, Media, and Entrepreneurship.
Nominations will be accepted from May 1 to June 5.
Forms can be collected at the NYC office, from district youth officers, or various outlets acting on behalf of NYC.