There are 8 categories in total - 7 for youth and 1 for the adults who support them. You can nominate someone for as many categories as you like. Nominations must include a second person we can contact as a referee and be a minimum of 150 words, maximum of 500 words. Please give as much detail as you can - the judging panel may not personally know the young person and we want all nominees to have a great story told about them!
We would appreciate if you could email a photo of the nominee to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that Kaikōura Youth Council members cannot be nominated for being part of Youth Council. They can be nominated for their work/activity that is separate to Youth Council.
Customer Service: This award goes to some who displays enthusiasm, respect, motivation, is hard working and makes the workplace a fun environment.
Contribution to Arts: This award goes to someone that embraces and is actively involved in any form of art. This may include photography, poetry, performing, drama, music, and visual arts.
Hauora: This award is for someone who is dedicated to improving the Hauora - health and wellbeing - of others or themselves. Hauora is a holistic model of wellbeing, encompassing taha tinana (physical well-being/health), taha hinengaro (mental and emotional well-being/self-confidence), taha whanau (social well-being/self-esteem) and taha wairua (spiritual well-being/personal beliefs).
An example of an award winner could be: someone who is actively involved in sports; supporting their own or other's taha tinana. Someone who is always positive and cheerful - putting a smile on the faces of those around them - working towards their own and bettering others taha hinengaro. Someone who is actively involved in a church or marae community; supporting their own or others taha wairua. Some who looks after their whānau and friends, or who advocates for diversity and equity, or who includes those who may be left out - building taha whanau.
Leadership: This award is for someone who embraces their culture, demonstrates leadership, is willing to take on challenges, and assists others.
Volunteering: This award is for someone who helps within our community and has made a positive difference without expecting anything in return.
Environmental: This award is for someone that cares for the environment and does their best to fix things and helps with the environment in any way they can.
Rural living - this award celebrates someone who is making a positive impact on their rural community. This award recognizes the important role that young people play in promoting sustainable living, preserving rural traditions, and fostering community spirit in rural areas.
Adult Support: This is an adult who mentors, supports and encourages youth to be the best version of themselves. Think wide - this could be a teacher, coach, counsellors, or even a whānau member.