The Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu has announced the establishment of The Lord Mayor’s Youth Awards 2021.
The awards celebrate outstanding young people between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age who have portrayed resilience and leadership during Covid-19.
Members of the public are invited to nominate a young person they think is deserving of an award through the nomination portal on the Dublin City Council website.
The Lord Mayor’s Youth Awards are Dublin City Council’s way of acknowledging and congratulating the extraordinary work and resilience shown by its young citizens.
“Covid-19 has affected so many people in Dublin, impacting children’s physical and mental health as well as the wider community,” said Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu.
“However, despite all the challenges faced by the global pandemic and subsequent lockdowns and restrictions, children and teenagers across Dublin have been resilient and have continued to do great work in their communities – from fundraising activities, to helping siblings and family members, to acts of kindness for neighbours or friends” she added.
- The Youth Awards celebrate outstanding young people between 5 and 18 years of age who have portrayed resilience and leadership during Covid-19
- Winners will be announced at two Youth Webinars hosted by The Lord Mayor on April 29th
- Nominations will be open until 21st April 2021
The Lord Mayor’s Youth Awards 2021 will be divided into two sections; Five awards will be presented to children in the Primary School age group (ages 5 to 12 years of age) and five awards will be presented to young adults from the Secondary School age group (13 to 18 years of age).
The winners will be chosen by the Lord Mayor based on how those nominated have shown resilience and have had a positive impact in their home lives, school or community.
Prizes for the winners include:
- A sculpture designed by Stephanie Hess
- A scroll from The Lord Mayor and Dublin City Council
- The Class of the winning child will each get a Lord Mayor’s Scroll
- €100 One4All voucher
These webinars will also give a platform to Dublin’s youth to share their experiences and learnings from the last year.
To nominate a young person and register to attend the webinars please visit the nomination portal on the Dublin City Council website.