Do you know an outstanding young person?

Nominations to identify Outstanding Young Persons in Mayo are now being sought as part of a competition currently being run by Junior Chamber International (JCI ) Mayo, in association with the Mayo Advertiser and AIB.

The Outstanding Young Person of the year competition is a drive to identify young people aged 18-40 for their dynamism and enthusiasm in their fields.

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 service; scientific/technological development; personal improvement/accomplishment; medical innovation.

Winners of these awards locally will get the chance to be selected for the National, European, and World title of Most Outstanding Young Person. A local awards ceremony in which local winners will receive a commemorative trophy and be recognised by their peers will also be held.

This competition is free to enter. Members of the public are now invited to take some time to show someone you admire, that you respect what he/she does and believe his/her contribution should be recognised.

Derek Reilly of JCI added: “These outstanding young people are based in Mayo. We just need to shine a light and let them be seen.”

Send in your nominations now giving name of nominee and reason why you believe he/she is worthy of an award to [email protected]

Alternatively, full nomination forms are available if you email [email protected] or check out JCI Mayo on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter.

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