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Council seeks top U21s

There's just one week left to nominate a young person or group in this year’s Young People’s Awards.

The annual awards aim to recognise and reward under-21s who are involved in positive projects that are making a real difference in their communities, with a top prize of £1,000 up for grabs.

Organised by Belfast City Council, the awards are held in partnership with its Youth Forum, Belfast Community Safety Partnership, Thomas Devlin Trust, Youth Justice Agency and Belfast District Policing Partnership.

Lord Mayor of Belfast Cllr Pat Convery said: “Young people in general can often face very negative stereotypes and I think it’s hugely important for us, in our role as civic leaders, to challenge those stereotypes and showcase these unsung heroes who are quietly working away in their communities, and making a real difference as a result.”

For the first time, young people can nominate themselves for an award and the council is also encouraging entrants to consider making a short video in support of their nomination.

Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. All nominees must live in the Belfast City Council area and be aged 21 or under.

For more information and details of categories visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/ypa.

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