The Garda Youth Awards were officially launched today 30th November 2018 in local communities, the first time the awards have taken place in Laois and Offaly.
The awards will be celebrated by the Laois Offaly Garda division, which includes Birr, Portlaoise, Tullamore and their respective sub-districts.
The awards celebrate outstanding young people between the ages of 13 and 21 years, and will recognise the good work they do throughout the communities of Laois and Offaly.
People are encouraged to nominate young people or groups who make their communities a better place to live – under the categories of Individual Award, Group Award, Special Achievement Award and Community Safety Award.
The nomination process closes at midnight on the 9th January 2019. Nomination forms can be downloaded here or from the link on the Garda Síochána Laois Offaly Facebook page.