What are the New West Youth Awards?
The New West Youth Awards are designed to recognize the contributions of young people between the ages of 13-18 in New Westminster. There are five youth award categories: Leadership, Community Service, Athletics, Arts & Culture, and Sustainability, plus one Adult Ally category for those who support youth in their journey towards success (see category descriptions below). The awards also help establish and maintain a positive environment and outlet for our city's young people.
What do nominees and winners get?
All award nominees will be invited to the in-person award ceremony and will receive a New West Youth Legacy Package--a swag bag full of goodies! Award winners will each receive a $100 honorarium and a signed Letter of Recognition for future endeavours.
Ceremony: Thursday, May 2, 2024
How do I submit a nomination?
Review the award categories below and submit your nomination with our online form.
Need more information?
Contact Youth Services Coordinator Silisha Ali: email@example.com, 604.515.3775.
Have the following information ready for nomination:
1) Name, address, phone & email address of nominee (so we can let them know they've been nominated for a New West Youth Award!)
2) Name of the school the nominee attends and current grade.
3) Tell their story and tell us why you think this individual is deserving of an award.
4) Add your contact details and your relationship to the nominee.
5) All done! Tap submit and bask in that good feeling!
Awarded to a youth who takes on a leadership role to bring about positive change to their school or community. The nominee will demonstrate responsibility, leadership skills and drive, as well as initiative in starting new projects and programs.
Awarded to a youth who is truly selfless and dedicated to helping others. The nominee has shown commitment to bettering their community by volunteering their time to a cause they are passionate about and continues to make positive contributions to the community.
Awarded to a youth who is passionate about athletics and demonstrates qualities such as mentorship, coaching, planning, and enthusiasm. While they don't have to be the most athletic nominee, they will show commitment to helping other recognize sport as an important part of their community.
Arts & Culture
Awarded to a youth who demonstrates passion for arts & culture including music, theatre, dance, film, and written or visual arts. The nominee is committed to helping others understand the importance of arts in their community through acts like mentoring, teaching, fundraising, and raising awareness.
Awarded to a youth who is making a difference for sustainability in their community. They take positive action for the planet through committing their time and energy to lending their voice to a cause to bring about change. To receive this award, the nominee demonstrates passion and dedication to a cause and continually cares to protect something.
Awarded to an adult mentor, business or service club who provides support and services to youth in the community.