The endeavours and achievements of young people will again be celebrated through the North American Manx Awards.
The Department of Education, Sport and Culture is inviting nominations for the awards, presented annually by the North American Manx Association.
The awards mainly recognise the achievements of under-18s. However, two awards are open to older recipients, too.
The categories are:
· Manx music
· Art and crafts that portray any aspect of Manx life or culture
· Manx language
· Outstanding contribution to Manx culture
(a) By a student under 18
(b) By a student over 18
(c) By a group of under 25s
· Manx community
(a) Outstanding contribution to the community in general – eg, for work with voluntary organisations or with the disabled/elderly
(b) Overcoming disability to contribute to the community.
Nomination forms can be downloaded here.
Nominations should be sent to Frances Hampton at: Department of Education, Sport and Culture,
Professional Development Centre, School Lane, Santon IM4 1EG by Friday 4 May 2018.
Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture, said:
These awards were generously instigated by the North American Manx Association to commemorate the millennium of Tynwald in 1979 and have become a traditional high point in the education calendar.
They reward young people with talent and who give time to the community, including those who overcome considerable challenges to do so.
The awards – specially-minted medals – will be presented at the Barrool Suite in the Tynwald building on Friday 6 July.