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ACT Minister for Community Services Joy Burch and 2010 Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Anthony Antioch.

NOMINATIONS are now open for the Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards 2011.

There are seven award categories aimed at people aged between 12 and 25: Young Canberra Citizen of the Year; Personal Achievement; Group Award; Youth Arts; Individual Community Service; Young Entrepreneur; and Young Environmentalist.

Minister for Community Services, Joy Burch said the awards have put the spotlight on some amazing stories and achievements since they were launched in 1989.

“For example last year’s Young Canberra Citizen of the Year, Anthony Antioch, was nominated for his extensive community work while also excelling in his academic studies at the ANU and overcoming health challenges along the way,” she said.

Nominations close on August 19 2011 and can be made by visiting www.youth.act.gov.au, by mail to Youth InterACT, GPO Box 158, Canberra, ACT 2601 or by contacting Denise Bridges in the Community Services Directorate on 6205 3064.

The awards will be presented at a dinner at Rydges Lakeside Canberra on 28 October 2011.

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