On November 4th, 2022, the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Transport pub through the Department of Youth Services will be hosting the Belize National Youth Awards Ceremony. The event will be held during Youth Week, which runs from October 31st - November 5th, 2022, under the theme "Adding Global Value, Taking Charge of Our Future".

The National Youth Awards is a prestigious national honor bestowed on outstanding young Belizeans from ages 15 to 29 who demonstrate high standards of achievement and commitment within their respective communities.

The nominees come from across the country and are nominated in the following categories:

Youth Minister's Award (Leadership)
Strength through Adversity Award
Youth in Sports Award (Male)
Youth in Sports Award (Female)
Diversely Abled Award
Innovation through Technology Award (Individual/Group)
Outstanding Young Musician Award
Youth in Visual Arts Award
Social Media Influence Award
Youth in Agriculture Award
Academic Excellence Award
Youth in Entrepreneurship Award
Environmental Steward Award (Group/Individual)

Those who wish to submit a nomination form are required to visit the Department of Youth Services office in their respective area or use this link https://forms.gle/6C8YwVmUzUKL2F5k7) to fill out the form online.

Nominations should include copies of all relevant information including proof of achievements, valid I.D. and recommendations. Deadline for submission is Monday, October 17th, 2022.