The 2016 Pride Awards are open for nominations and are closing soon (31 July)
The Pride Awards Trust publicly recognises and celebrates young people’s achievements so they can be an inspiration to their peers and communities. In particular, we focus on young people who are often unrecognised for their successes the unsung heroes among us.
Check out www.prideawards.org.nz/nominations for more information about eligibility criteria, the Award categories and to complete an on-line nomination for a young person who’s doing great things in their community.
Making a nomination
Nominations may be made by any individual, organisation or association. A young person may nominate themselves for an Award.
The Pride Awards are open to young people aged from 5-17 years old, and living in the Wellington region (including Kāpiti Coast and Wairarapa).
Please note: The Nominee must be between the ages 5-17 years as at the end of the nomination period (31 July).
Nominations close: Sunday 31 July 2016
Nominees notified: Wednesday 31 August 2016
Awards Ceremony: Sunday 16 October 2016
There are six Awards categories, with a Junior and a Senior Award for each category. This year one winner will be selected as our Most Inspirational Young Person of the Year and will receive a grand prize to help the recipient achieve their dreams and aspirations. The Award categories are:
Leadership Teamwork Award
awarded to a young person who shows consistent strong, positive leadership skills, and/or who works well with others and supports their team by demonstrating patience, good listening skills and respect.
Creativity Innovation Award
awarded to a young person who can demonstrate innovation or creative expression and original ideas in the arts or in science and technology.
awarded to a young person who demonstrates an outstanding level of involvement in the local community.
awarded to a young person who demonstrates courage in tackling difficult situations.
Care & Support Award
awarded to a young person who goes out of their way to help out and takes care of and/or support family members and/or others in their community.
awarded to a young person who has demonstrated a commitment to conservation and/or to protecting and enhancing their local environment.