Nominations time for Wexford Garda Youth Awards

An Garda Siochana in association with Wexford County Council have launched the 5th Annual Wexford Garda Youth Awards for 2021 that acknowledge the brilliance of young people within local communities in County Wexford.

This year due to Covid-19 restrictions there has not been the same opportunity for young people to become involved with activities or projects in comparison with previous years, however, many young people were active on the ground throughout the Covid 19 crisis, volunteering and becoming involved in a variety of projects that supported both the vulnerable in the community, and the frontline services.

Pictured at launch of Wexford Garda Youth Awards 2021; left to right: Sgt Denis Murphy, Supt James Doyle, Cllr. Michael Whelan, Cathaoirleach New Ross Municipal District Council), Chief Supt Denis Ferry and Sgt Colum Matthews.

The 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.

Anybody can nominate a young person between the age of 13 and 21 years for an award. This year, due to Covid 19, nominations will be completed through an online process, this is available at WexfordCoCo.ie and through all local schools.

closing date for nominations is Monday, May 10th. A Judging Panel will decide upon the Divisional Winners, the Judging Panel will also nominate an individual/ group to represent Wexford for consideration at the National Garda Youth Awards. It is anticipated that the awards will take place towards the end of June 2021 in adherence with all Government Covid 19 guidelines.

For further information please contact Inspector Graham Rowley at Wexford_ds@garda.ie , 053 9165280 or through your local Garda Station.

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