An Garda Siochana in West Cork is pleased to launch the 17th Annual West Cork Garda Youth Awards. This award is sponsored by SuperValu who have been committed to the initiative since it was established in 1995 by Garda James O’Mahony, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Bandon.
Garda Don Davis, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Bantry joined in the organising of the Awards in 2000, and the Awards have grown from strength to strength since then. The awards promote goodwill and community spirit as well as acknowledge the achievements of the youth of West Cork.
Children, aged between 14 and 21, and whose presence has made a positive impact on their community are invited to apply.
2012 saw a record number of nominations with over 130 entries received in total. The nomination process is open to all, so if you know of a child in your community who is committed to making a difference – please feel free to nominate them as every nominee will receive a certificate of recognition.
This year the West Cork Garda Youth Awards in association with SuperValu will take place on Friday, the 23rd November 2012 in the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery.
There are 12 awards: 5 Overall awards, 5 District awards, 1 Group award and also 1 Special Achievement award.
The Group Award category applies for groups of two or more young people whose combined efforts have contributed positively to their communities.
The Special Achievement category is open to any young person who has defied the odds, overcome difficult circumstances, and whose commitment deserves recognition.
The application forms are now available from any SuperValu in the West Cork Garda Division, and also at Garda Stations within West Cork. Application forms will also be distributed by the Community Gardai in each local Garda District.
Application forms are to be submitted to James O’Mahony, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Bandon Garda Station, or Garda Don Davis, Juvenile Liaison Officer, Bantry Garda Station.
The SuperValu range of stores in West Cork that are sponsoring these Awards are Bandon, Kinsale, Dunmanway, Macroom, Kanturk, Boherbue, Newmarket, Skibbereen, Castletownbere, Bantry, Clonakilty, and Millstreet.
For any further enquiries, please contact Garda Damian White, Bantry Garda Station, who is the PRO for this year’s event by email at firstname.lastname@example.org