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 Kapiti 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
leading by example, a formal or informal leadership role
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.
participating in and/or contributing to group projects, group challenges, group exercises
creative expression and original ideas in film, dance, painting, or theatre
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.
new products/applications, research, development, practical applications of technology
all forms of volunteer work
awarded to a young person who demonstrates an outstanding level of involvement in the local community.
involvement in community fundraising exercises
involvement in community clubs
having the courage to stand up for themselves and for others
awarded to a young person who demonstrates courage in tackling difficult situations.
saying "no" to peer pressure or bullying
rescuing a member of the public in need
standing for what's "right" regardless of personal circumstances or the consequences
facing up to and dealing with health problems, disability, addictions or other personal challenges
working to support family
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.
caring for relatives in parental absence
taking an adult role in the family
caring for and supporting other members of their local community
involvement in community conservation projects
awarded to a young person who has demonstrated a commitment to conservation and/or to protecting and enhancing their local environment.
encouraging family and friends to connect with nature
acting to reduce waste/improve energy efficiency
protecting our biodiversity.