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Prime Minister’s

Youth Awards

A Division of the Ministry of Youth and Culture 4-6 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 5 Tel: (876) 978 7654 / 978 5347 Fax: (876) 978 2948 Email: ncydjamaica@gmail.com

For Excellence

NOMINATION 2012 1. BACKGROUND:

d. Jamaica-based nominees must be prepared to attend an interview at a date to be announced.

The Prime Minister’s Youth Award is a prestigious national honour bestowed on outstanding young Jamaicans from age 15 to 24 who demonstrate high standards of achievement and commitment within various fields. The categories are Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, Academics, Sports, Arts & Culture, Youth in Service, Leadership, Journalism and International Achievement. Nominees hail from various walks of life, backgrounds and skill sets but share a common thread of performance at the highest level. The targeted age cohort is representative of the group for which programmes are planned and implemented by the National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD).

e. Short-listed nominees must present the following on the day of the interview:

The Youth Awards Committee examines and discusses all nominations and supporting documents in order to finalise a short-list of candidates. Telephone or person-to-person interviews are then conducted between the Committee and the candidates. Subsequent Committee discussions determine the list of nominees to be recommended to the Prime Minister for awards. Honourees are publicly presented their awards at a ceremony organised by the NCYD during the month of November, which is celebrated as Youth Month.

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Certified copies of birth and examination transcripts, proof of achievements and awards.

certificates,

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Two ( 2 ) 5 x 7 photographs (one must be depicting the nominee in action).

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Two (2) References (one professional and one character).

f. The National Centre for Youth Development reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the disbursement of awards to nominees.

4. COLLECTION & SUBMISSION OFFORMS: Nomination forms may be collected from the: a. National Centre for Youth Development Head Office, 4-6 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 5.

The Prime Minister’s Youth Awards aim to recognise and encourage excellence - that is, exceptional accomplishment from young people who are poised to become the country’s bright future.

b. Youth Information Centres Portmore, St. Mary, St. Ann).

2. ELIGIBILITY:

d. Website: www.youthjamaica.com

(Kingston,

Portland,

St.

James,

c. All National Youth Service (NYS) and Social Development Commission (SDC) parish offices.

To be considered eligible, a nominee must: a. Be a Jamaican National (not necessarily a resident). b. Be age 15-24 years old (born between January 1, 1988 and December 31, 1997).

Completed forms submitted to the:

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supporting

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a. National Centre for Youth Development Head Office located at 4-6 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 5; b. Parish Offices of the National Centre for Youth Development;

3. GUIDELINES & GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

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a. Nominators are required to complete the attached Nomination Form.

d. Or via fax number: (876) 978 2948

b. Nominations should include certified copies of all relevant information including proof of achievements, certificates, transcripts, awards, etc. c. Overseas nominees must be prepared to undergo a telephone interview at a date to be announced.

NCYD Youth Information Centres;

For further information, please contact: (876) 978 7654 / 978 5347/ 618 5109 Email: ncydjamaica@gmail.com

NOMINATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 5, 2012

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AWARD CATEGORIES The National Centre for Youth Development is inviting nominations for the Prime Minister's Youth Awards for Excellence in the following categories:

6. YOUTH IN SERVICE: The nominee must have demonstrated outstanding and consistent voluntary service relevant to the development of youth and the community. S/he must:

1. AGRICULTURE: The nominee must distinguish him/herself in the field of Agriculture. S/he must: -

Have significantly impacted the youth population.

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Have consistently served (voluntarily) over a five (5) year period.

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Have given service which is not related to any mandatory obligations for work or school.

Own and operate an agro-business endeavour which incorporates the use of new technology in agricultural production. AND/OR

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Have advanced scientific research in agriculture.

7. LEADERSHIP: The nominee should have consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership at the national level and inspired others. S/he must:

2. ENTREPRENEURSHIP: The nominee must be distinguished as an emerging youth innovator or entrepreneur. S/he must: -

Operate a profitable business venture.

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Generate levels of direct and indirect employment.

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Have made significant impact during his/her tenure.

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Demonstrate an active leadership history at Local, National or International level.

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Served at the specified levels for a minimum of three (3) years.

8. JOURNALISM: 3. ACADEMICS:

The nominee should have produced a high standard of journalism. S/he must:

The nominee must display outstanding academic achievement in their field of study. S/he must:

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Conduct consistent in depth coverage of National, Regional or International issues relating to Youth Development.

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Demonstrate excellence in mass communications in any of the following:

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Have completed all units of CAPE Level I and II or A ' Levels (with distinction). AND/OR

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Have completed a Bachelor Degree and attained a First Class Honours or a Grade Point Average (G.P.A) of 3.8.

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Print Media

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Electronic Media

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New Media (Online Journalism inclusive of podcasts, webinars blogs etc.)

AND/OR -

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Post Graduate nominees must have completed a thesis with distinction and/or published research papers which have gained international recognition.

SPORTS:

The nominee must have achieved significant success at the Junior or Senior level in his/her sport. S/he must: -

Have attained a gold, silver or medal in a junior and/or senior level international competition.

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Have attained a consistent world ranking (1-10) in his/her sport.

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Have consistently been chosen on a team which represents Jamaica at the international level

5. ARTS & CULTURE: The nominee must have proven him/herself to be outstanding in the Visual, Performing, Literary or Culinary Arts or Culture. S/he must: -

Have gained international/national recognition.

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Have participated in a minimum of two critically acclaimed exhibitions or productions.

9. INTERNAT IONALACHIEVEMENT: The nominee must achieve international recognition other than in the above categories. S/he must: -

Have gained international world ranking or recognition in a field other than the above-mentioned categories.

10. YOUTH ORGANISATION SERVICE AWARD: The organisation MUST -

Have been established for over a period of three (3) years

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Have significantly impacted youth between the ages 15-24 years Have impacted youth from one of the priority groups of the National Youth Policy (2004)


Prime Minister’s

Youth Awards

A Division of the Ministry of Youth and Culture

For Excellence

4-6 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 5 Tel: (876) 978 7654 / 978 5347 Fax: (876) 978 2948 Email: ncydjamaica@gmail.com

NOMINATION FORM 2012 This form is to be completed by the Nominator. Please write clearly or type & tick where appropriate. 1. INFORMATI ON ON NOMINEE:

Surname: __________________________________________________ First Name: ___________________________________________ Date of Birth: __________________________________________________________ Gender: Male Female Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Telephone:__________________________________________________ Fax: ________________________________________________ Email:___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Present Occupation: _________________________________________ Position (If Employed): ________________________________ Place of Employment/School Attending: ______________________________________________________________________________ Address of Employer/School: _______________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Employer/School’s Telephone Number: _______________________________________________________________________________ 2. AWARD CATEGORY:

Agriculture

Entrepreneurship

Youth in Service

Leadership

Sports

Arts and Culture Journalism

Academics

International Achievement

3. INFORMAT ION ON NOMINATOR:

Surname: __________________________________________________ First Name: ___________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Telephone:__________________________________________________ Fax: ________________________________________________ Email:_____________________________________________________ Signature: ____________________________________________ Next of Kin: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Telephone:_____________________________________________ 4. REFERENCES:

1 - Name: ______________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ Telephone: ____________________________________________ Fax: _________________________________________________ Email: _______________________________________________

2 - Name: _____________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________ ____________________________________________________ Telephone: __________________________________________ Fax: _______________________________________________ Email: ______________________________________________


5. DETA ILS ON NOMINEE: A. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Add an additional sheet of paper if you need more space. Please list information starting with the most recent

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Please list information starting with the most recent

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C. DESCRIPTION OF CONTRIBUTION / RESULTS / IMPACT:

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Please list information starting with the most recent. _______________________________________________________

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E. LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED:

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Please see number 3b under Guidelines & General Instructions.

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PM Youth Awards Nomination Form 2012