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Nominations invited for North American Manx Awards

Wed, 03 May 2017


Nominations invited for North American Manx Awards
 
The endeavours and achievements of young people will again be celebrated through the North American Manx Awards.
Department of Education and Children 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 via www.gov.im/competitions or obtained by ringing Frances Hampton on 01624 693830.  Nominations should be sent to Frances Hampton at:
Department of Education and Children
Professional Development Centre
School Lane
Santon
IM4 1EG
or Frances.Hampton@gov.im by Friday 19th May 2017.
 
The awards – specially minted medals – will be presented at the Barrool Suite in the Tynwald building on Friday 7th July.
 
Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education and Children, 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.’