6 May 2019
Nominations for the City of Kwinana's Leadership Youth Respect in Kwinana (LyriK) awards, which recognises young people for their valuable contributions to the community, are now (Monday, 15 April 2019) open.
People between the ages of 10 to 18 years can be nominated for an award by any member of the community including teachers, coaches, family and friends. There are six categories to choose from – Respect, Leadership, Inspiration, Achievement, Teamwork and Mateship with the winner of each category set to receive a $250 incentive prize. Each winner also receives a $50 contribution to a charity of their choice, enabling them to give back to a cause important to them.
Mayor Carol Adams said the LyriK program has been running for over 12 years and helped to develop a positive youth culture in the City of Kwinana.
"It is important that we recognise young people when they excel, to enhance their sense of pride and encourage them to keep up the good work," she said.
"Each year we are amazed and inspired by the achievements and ideas of the young people in Kwinana and I look forward to hearing more positive stories this year," Mayor Adams said.
All nominees, their families and the person who nominated the young person are invited to attend the LyriK Awards Ceremony where the winners will be announced. Furthermore, all nominees will be given the opportunity to take part in various development opportunities that the LyriK program offers.
Nominations for the 2019 LyriK Awards opened 15 April and close Monday 3 June with the Awards Night to follow on 21 June. For more information or to nominate a young person, visit our LyriK Awards page.