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PM youth awards to focus on community leaders

Published:Monday | September 3, 2018 | 3:03 PM
State Minister for Youth Floyd Green - File photo

State Minister for Youth Floyd Green says there will be a renewed focus on rewarding community leaders at this year’s Prime Minister’s National Youth Award for Excellence.

Green was speaking at a press conference today to announce the opening of application for nominations.

Nominations open this Thursday and close on October 5.

Green indicated that a major objective for this year’s staging is to ensure that there are equal opportunities for both urban and rural leaders to be recognised.

“We have a nation builders award which is really focused on young people who are building their nation through building their communities. It (award) looks at young people who are giving service outside of work and outside of school,” he said.

Green also urged young people to not shy away from allowing their work to be recognised.

Other categories to be included in this year’s awards are sports, journalism, leadership, innovation in science and technology and academics. 

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