Ms Burch said the awards give young Canberrans the chance to be recognised for their efforts, achievements and contribution to the community.
"Young people in our community are proving that you are never too young or inexperienced to make a difference and are dedicating their time and energy in service to others."
"The ACT Government seeks to encourage and support young people, but can only recognise their efforts and achievements if they are nominated for an award."
"I encourage anyone who knows of a young person worthy of recognition to take the time to nominate them for the Young Canberra Citizen of the Year awards."
The Young Canberra Citizen of the Year award was first introduced in 1989 and the award recognises the achievements of a young person aged 12 to 25 in the ACT.
As part of the program awards are available in a further six categories: Personal Achievement; Group Award; Youth Arts and Multimedia; Individual Community Service; Young Entrepreneur/Professional and Young Environmentalist.
For nomination forms or additional information please contact Denise Bridges on 6205 3064 or email@example.com or visit www.youthinteract.gov.au and nominate online.
The Young Canberra Citizen of the Year awards are sponsored by the ACT Government, Community CPS Australia, Anglicare ACT, University of Canberra, Content Group, Australian Catholic University and The Riverview Group. Nominations close on 31 August 2012.
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