Kāpiti Coast Shout Out Youth Awards

Shout Out Youth Awards

The Kāpiti Coast Shout Out Awards publicly recognise the diverse leadership and innovation shown by young people on the Kāpiti Coast.

Young people can apply or be nominated by anyone from the Kāpiti Coast for nine different awards which will showcase and recognise the extraordinary talents, skills and abilities within our youth community. 

Award winners will be recognised at a formal awards evening with their family and friends on Thursday 4 December. They will receive a personalised letter from the Mayor acknowledging their achievements, a $100 Coastlands voucher, a fancy-looking certificate and a trophy.

Who can be nominated?

  • Young people - as individuals or groups - can be nominated for nine different categories (make sure you check the criteria for each category).
  • Someone who currently lives in the Kāpiti Coast District (Paekākāriki to Ōtaki). If a group is being nominated, most of the group need to live on the Kāpiti Coast.
  • Someone who is aged between 13-24 years at the time of the awards presentation (04/12/14). All group members need to be aged between 13-24 years of age.
  • Group and individual nominations are accepted for Expression, Kaitiaki, Innovate, Connected and Professional categories.
  • Only individual nominations are accepted for Inspire, Strive, Apprentice and Star categories.

What are the award categories?

Expression   

Are you the ‘arty’ type? The Expression Award recognises individual young people or groups of young people who shown a high level of passion and service to arts, music or culture in their local community and/or nationally.

Kaitiaki

Saving the world? The Kaitiaki Award recognises individual young people or groups of young people who are making considerable efforts to promote or manage a environmental campaign or project.

Innovate

Doing something innovative? The Innovate Award recognises individual young people or groups of young people who have successfully implemented a creative and original youth-led project. 

Inspire

Do you lead by example? The Inspire Award recognises an individual young person who provides positive leadership such as mentoring, guidance and coaching in the community (including other young people). Groups of young people cannot apply for this category.

Connected

Love your community? The Connected Award recognises an individual young person or groups of young people who are volunteering with a community organisation.

Strive

Overcome something big? The Strive Award recognises an individual young person who has overcome significant barriers in their life and is moving forward with a bright future. Groups of young people cannot apply to this category.

Professional

Are you an entrepreneur? The Professional Award recognises an individual young person or groups of young people who have developed and run a successful business venture. The business must be currently be operating and based on the Kāpiti Coast but can reach a worldwide audience. 

Apprentice

Love your apprenticeship? The Apprentice Award recognises an individual young person who is completing or has recently completed an apprenticeship with a company on the Kāpiti Coast.  Groups of young people cannot apply to this category.  

Star

Are you employee of the year? The Star Award recognises an individual young person who is always trying to further themselves and enjoys working with a positive 'can-do' attitude.  Young people must be currently employed in the workplace related to their nomination.  The workplace must be on the Kāpiti Coast.  Groups of young people cannot apply for this category.  

How is the decision made?

Nominations will be reviewed by a panel of local young people and adults. This panel will decide who will receive awards using the criteria for each category. The panel may change the category you have applied under if they think another category suits your nomination better.

Before making your nomination, ensure you read all the criteria - to view a full list of the criteria, go here.  

How do I nominate myself or somebody I know?

Complete the nomination form, either online or print a copy, and return it to us by 4pm, Monday 10 November 2014.

For further information, please contact Chantal Chase (Awards Coordinator) at youth@kapiticoast.govt.nz or 04 296 4700.

Related Links

2012 Awards evening photo gallery

Kāpiti Coast District Council Contact Details

Kāpiti Coast District Council
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Private Bag 60601
Paraparaumu 5254

Phone: (04) 296 4700
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Email: kapiti.council@kapiticoast.govt.nz

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