Nominations now open for Donegal Garda Youth Awards


Nominations are now open for this year’s Donegal Garda Youth Awards.

The annual awards, in association with Donegal’s Joint Policing Committee, celebrate outstanding young people from the county between the ages of 13 and 21 years.

An Garda Síochána in Donegal and the Joint Policing Committee recognise that young people throughout the County of Donegal have been involved in good and positive endeavours locally.

The Donegal Garda Youth Awards reward those young people who by their presence make their communities a better place to live in.

The nomination process is now open, and An Garda Síochána in Donegal is now inviting the public to nominate a young person they know who is committed to making a difference to their community during 2020.

All nominees will receive recognition at a virtual celebration to be held in the coming weeks.

Gardaí will be distributing nomination forms to schools, youth groups and voluntary organisations right across County Donegal via email from today.

In addition the nomination forms are available for download on the Garda Website

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Tuesday March 16th and a virtual awards event will take place in early April.

There are four separate awards categories for young people: 
1. Individual Award – Making a positive contribution to their Community, making it a better place to live.
2. Group Award – two or more young people making a positive contribution to their community, making it a better place to live.
3. Special Achievement Award – Overcome difficult circumstances, defied all the odds, and whose commitment deserves recognition.
4. Community Safety Award - Through a crime prevention or safety initiative/innovation, have made their Community a safer place to live.
This year’s adjudicators are: Judge Paul Kelly (chairman); Inspector Shaun Grant and Cllr Gerry Mc Monagle.
Nomination forms can be emailed DonegalGardaYouthAwards@garda.ieor be posted to Letterkenny Garda Station, Newline Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, F92 PC03 and marked for the attention of Garda Gráinne Doherty.