Wexford Garda Division in association with Wexford County Council are delighted to launch and announce the 4th Annual Wexford Garda Youth Awards for 2020. An Garda Síochána are delighted to be working so closely with Wexford County Council Again in presenting these annual awards that acknowledge the brilliance of our young people within the communities. The launch of these annual awards is to acknowledge the achievements of young people who are making a difference in their own lives and in their communities within the Wexford Garda Division. They also acknowledge the endeavours of young people who have faced and overcome challenges in their lives.
As heretofore, awards will be presented in four categories:
Individual Award - Making a positive contribution to their community, making it a better place to live.
Group Award - Group of two or more, making a positive contribution to their community, making it a better place to live.
Special Achievement Award - Overcome difficult circumstances, defied all the odds and whose commitment deserves recognition.
Community Safety Award - Through a crime prevention or safety initiative/innovation, have made their community a safer place to live.
Anyone can nominate a young person between the age of 13 and 21 years for an award.
Nomination forms with rules of the award scheme are attached. Local Gardai will also be calling to all secondary schools, youth groups etc. to promote the awards in the coming weeks.
Closing date for all nominations is the 31st January 2020 and all completed nominations to be forwarded to Inspector Rowley at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or by post to Wexford Garda Station. If anyone requires clarification they can contact Inspector Rowley directly on 053-9165280 or their local Garda Station. It is anticipated that the awards ceremony will take place towards the end of February/ beginning of March 2020. A Judging Panel will decide upon the Divisional Winners. The Judging Panel will also nominate an individual/ group in each category to represent Wexford for consideration at the National Garda Youth Awards.