Aug. 15 deadline for Youth nominations | THE DAILY HERALD

PHILIPSBURG–August 15 is the deadline for submission of nominations for the annual President of Parliament Youth Award. The recognition seeks to honour a young person, who is an example to his or her peers and who has contributed positively to the country.

Nomination forms and guidelines are available at under the documents section.

Nominations can be submitted by any St. Maarten resident.

The nominee must be age 15-24, have Dutch nationality or be a permanent resident who has been legally residing in the country for 10 or more consecutive years. The nominee must have been registered in the Civil Registry for that period of time.

The nominee must have made a worthwhile contribution to the development of the community. Contributions/achievements must have taken place within the last three years and must have been made while the individual was acting as a private person, not as an appointed or elected government official.

The nominee must have demonstrated capacity for leadership and ability to motivate.

An award committee consisting of three Members of Parliament will review the nomination and select three nominees.

The Parliament chairman will select the recipient from among the committee’s recommendations.

The recipient will be announced at the opening of the 2018-2019 Parliamentary Year.

Nominations must be submitted to the Annual President of Parliament Award Committee, Parliament House, Wilhelminastraat 1, Philipsburg.

Source: The Daily Herald