Porirua Youth Awards

 

                                  

  

WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Young people who are outstanding and excellent in both attainment and attitude

ABOUT THE AWARD

The purpose of the Porirua Youth Awards is to reward young people who are excelling.  Awards are given in art and culture,
education, environment or community work, and sport.  Different from most awards, the Porirua Youth Awards recognises
youth in two age categories - junior Years 9 - 11 and senior Years 12 - 13.

This initiative was created in response to numerous inquiries and requests for attention and support to be given to young
people of Porirua who are achieving in school, on the sport field, on the stage, and in the community. The Porirua Youth
Awards provides a medium by which Porirua City acknowledges our youth who are leading the way. Past patron, Hekia
Parata, championed raising funds for Porirua Youth Awards with over $35,000 being raised in 2010 through the
parliamentary games, a celebrity debate, fundraising auction and generous donations. Since then, support has come
from the Porirua City Council and a number of generous sponsors, including Whittakers, Derek Wooton Memorial Trust,
Wellington Windows and Doors, and Bob & Sue Shennan.

Applications for Porirua Youth Awards

More information regarding the Awards and applications is released in June/July annually.

2017 Porirua Youth Awards

The seventh annual Porirua Youth Awards celebrated some of the regions incredibly passionate and talented young people
at Pātaka on September 21st 2017. The awards acknowledge achievements of 12 - 19 year olds across a range of categories.
As usual, our panel of judges had a difficult task, due to the high calibre of the 28 total applicants.

 

Congratulations to all winners for 2017 who are all shining examples of outstanding achievers and leaders in our community.
CLICK HERE for the list of recipients for 2017.