Nominations open for 2012 St. Maarten Outstanding Youth Awards

POSTED: 04/16/12 1:20 PM

St. Maarten – Nominations are now open for the 2012 St. Maarten Outstanding Youth Awards (Smoya). The Smoya program recognizes and honors young people between six and 21 who demonstrate the best qualities of St. Maarten’s youth. Eligible candidates should be a resident on for at least three years prior to the period under review. The 2012 SMOYA Award will review accomplishments between April 2011 and March 2012.

Nominations are being solicited from schools, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), sports clubs, churches, community groups and other organizations. Awards are presented in nine categories: Academic Improvement, Community, Culture, Environment, Media Arts, Music, Personal Improvement, Scientific/Technological Development, and Sports.
Media Arts is a new category introduced for this the tenth edition of the SMOYA Awards. This category recognizes accomplishments in graphic design, web design, video production and photography.

Nomination forms can be collected from the office of the St. Maarten Youth Council Association at the Rupert I. Maynard Youth Community Center in St. Peters. People can also obtain further information by contacting the St. Maarten Youth Council at 548-5022, 550-8971 or sxmyouthcouncil@hotmail.com.

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