Thursday, 22 August 2019


Nominations for Coromandel Peninsula Youth Awards now open

Nominations for Coromandel Peninsula Youth Awards now open

Youth achievements in the Coromandel are being celebrated at the 2015 Coromandel Peninsula Youth Awards in May.

To be able to celebrate youth achievements Thames Coromandel District Council need nominations of youth achievement. This year there are five specific categories for and/or from young people that have excelled in the arts, achieved through adversity and/or put themselves forward as environmentalists, leaders and volunteers. The People’s Choice Award for Excellence will be chosen by the Coromandel Peninsula community from the finalists.

The following categories are available -

Young Creative Award for Artist Expression - Young people who have made an outstanding contribution in the arts, culture, music, dance and performance.

Helping Hand Award for Community Service - Young people who have volunteered in order to improve the community.

Green Thumb Award for Environmental Care - Young people who have completed environmental projects improving protection, conservation and/or sustainability.

Kia Kaha Award for Perseverance - Young people who have overcome challenges in order to improve the community.

Legend Award for Leadership - Young people who have demonstrated great leadership in projects that have improved the community.

The People's Choice Award for Excellence - This award is chosen from all nominations

Nominees can -

  • Be individuals or groups.
  • Must have been living, working or attending school in the Coromandel Peninsula at the time the activity took place.
  • Must have been aged between 12 - 24 years.
  • Enter more than one category.

You can nominate someone you know or you can nominate yourself. You will need two referees over the age of 18. These details must accompany all entries as the referees may be contacted to verify details.

All entries must be received no later than 5:00pm on 17 April 2015

Visit for more information and an entry form.



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