Youth awards nominations sought

THE closing date for receipt of nominations for the Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2012 is Friday, January 18.

The awards scheme which first commenced in 1998 is designed to acknowledge the volunteering endeavours of young people from Kerry between the ages of 14 years and 19 years.

Any member of the public can nominate a young person whom they feel has made a contribution to their local area. Nominations are accepted from individuals, community and voluntary groups, schools and youth clubs/organisation.

Nominations are available from any Garda Station in Kerry; K.D.Y.S. Office in Tralee, Killarney and Listowel or by contacting the Juvenile Liaison Office at Tralee Garda Station on 066 7102311.

This year you can also make a nomination online on

The winners will be announced at a celebratory function in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee on Friday, February 15. Awards will be presented for the Overall Winner, Certificates of Distinction, Certificates of Merit, a Voluntary Group Award and a School Award.

The winners will be selected by a panel of five judges who are community volunteers from around the county under the chairmanship of Chief Superintendent Pat Sullivan, An Garda Siochana.

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