The Department of Youth Services, Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, and Culture, hereby informs the public that we will be hosting the Belize Youth Awards on Friday, November 6th, 2020 under the International Youth Day theme, “Youth Engagement for Global Action.”
With an effort to highlight works being done by young changemakers in their own right, while following all safety precautions, the annual Belize Youth Awards will be held virtually and viewers can be a part of the show on our Department of Youth Services Facebook page. Nominees have been selected and informed of their nomination, and the winners will be announced during the virtual show.
Due to the difficulties faced this year with the pandemic, our Department was not able to ensure a Youth Awards ceremony until September of this year. With this time constraint, organizations and youth workers on the field were asked to nominate youth in their communities who are talented leaders and creative innovators continuing their work for change and betterment in their respective passions.
This year’s categories are:
1. Youth in Entrepreneurship Award
2. Innovation in Technology Award
3. Environmental Steward Award
4. Diversely Abled Award
5. Outstanding Young Musician Award
6. Female Athletic Excellence Award
7. Male Athletic Excellence Award
8. Academic Excellence
9. Social Media Influencer Award
10. Outstanding Youth in Visual Arts
11. Youth Minister’s Award for Leadership and Advocacy
We thank everyone who continuously supports our Youth Awards ceremony and we look forward to continuing our goal of celebrating the many talented young people across Belize!
Help us spread the word and join us virtually on November 6th!