Do you know an outstanding young person between the age of 18 to 40 who you think deserves recognition for their achievements?
Junior Chamber International (JCI ) Mayo - in association with AIB - are running an awards programme to identify those in the community who have done something remarkable. Nominations to identify these outstanding young people in Mayo are now being sought from the public.
‘The Outstanding Young People’ of the year awards is a drive to identify young people for their dynamism and enthusiasm in their fields. There is a local awards ceremony in which winners will receive a commemorative trophy and be recognised by their peers. After the local awards, the Mayo winners may go on to be recognised nationally and possibly internationally for their achievements.
Every year, Junior Chamber International selects 10 outstanding young people under 40 to be recognised for living the JCI Mission in extraordinary ways.
Local woman, Aisling Neary was named as a 2012 'JCI Ten Outstanding Young Person of the World' for her extraordinary work in international healthcare and education for the underprivileged. Aisling commented “The joy of being nominated for a TOYP award was not about recognition of good work being done by so many people but that it is a visual reminder of the fact that each tiny drop of kindness being done can result in a flood of hope and life for those less fortunate than others. These awards encourage people to realize that they can make a positive change in people's lives and for that reason I am very grateful to JCI.”
If you know someone in Mayo who can follow in Aisling’’s footsteps, there are 10 categories under which nominations can be made, relating to the fields of business; politics; academic achievements; culture; moral/environmental leadership; contribution to children/world peace/human rights; humanitarian/voluntary leadership; scientific/technological development; personal improvement/accomplishment; and medical innovation.
This competition is free to enter. JCI Mayo encourages the public to take some time to show someone you admire, that you respect what he/she does and believe his/her contribution should be recognised. Send in nominations by filling in the online form on www.jciireland.ie/toyp Entries close Friday, Wednesday, March 18 at 5pm.