Nominations are now open for Limerick Garda Youth Awards 2020
By I Love Limerick correspondent Mary Caroline McCarthy
Nominations are now open for the seventh annual Limerick Garda Youth Awards.
The awards are sponsored by Garvey’s Supervalu Corbally and Garvey’s Supervalu Newcastle West. These awards were made with the aim to honour young people aged between 13 and 21 who have made a significant contribution to the community in which they live.
The first-ever Garda Divisional Youth Awards was created by a local Juvenile Liaison Officer in West Cork in 1995. He noticed that the young people in the community were doing tremendous things that deserved recognition. The awards have grown in leaps and bounds since their humble beginnings.
Awards are presented to nominees from each of the four garda districts in the division- these include Limerick City North (Henry Street), Limerick City south (Roxboro Road), Newcastle West, and Bruff. Limerick Garda Youth Awards 2020
There are two types of awards.
Individual Awards are awarded to young adults who are making a positive contribution to their community and making it a better place to live. Group Awards are awarded to a group of two or more people that make a positive contribution to their community.
There will be between 5 to 8 winners, a mixture of both individual awards and group awards.
Nominations can be submitted by individuals, communities, or by voluntary groups, schools, youth clubs, and other organisations. Nomination forms have already been distributed to all secondary schools in Limerick as well as a large number of youth organisations in the districts.
Nomination forms are also available at Mayorstone Garda station or can be downloaded from the Garda website. Completed forms are then dropped in the Juvenile Liaison Office at the Mayorstone Garda station or emailed directly to [email protected]
The closing date or nominations is November 19. Details of the award winners and the presentation ceremony will be confirmed later.
If you know a young adult in your area that is making a positive contribution to your community and making it a better place to live then think about nominating them for the Limerick Garda Youth Awards so their hard work can be recognised.
For the nomination form, click HERE
For more about the Limerick Garda Youth Awards, click HERE
For more stories on the Limerick Garda Youth Awards, click HERE
A look back at the Limerick Garda Youth Awards 2015: