By Breaking Belize News Staff: Registration is now open for the National Youth Awards 2022, the Department of Youth Services (DYS) announced today.
The Belize Youth Awards is a prestigious national honour bestowed on outstanding young Belizeans from age 15 to 29 who demonstrate high standards of achievement and commitment within their various communities.
The nominees come from across the country. The targeted age cohort is representative of the group for which programs are planned and implemented by the DYS.
The Youth Awards Committee will examine and discuss all nominations and supporting documents in order to finalize a shortlist of candidates. Following this, a list of candidates will be recommended to be awarded. Honorees are to be publicly presented with their awards at a ceremony, which will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022, in Belmopan.
The categories for nominations are:
Youth Minister’s Award (Leadership)
Strength through Adversity Award
Youth in Sports Award (Male)
Youth in Sports Award (Female)
Innovation through Technology Award (Individual/Group)
Outstanding Young Musician Award
Youth in Visual Arts Award
Social Media Influence Award
Youth in Agriculture Award
Academic Excellence Award
Youth in Entrepreneurship Award
Environmental Steward Award (Group/Individual)
Youth Club/Group of the Year Award
The DYS says interested applicants can stop in at any of its offices countrywide to fill out and submit a form.