Darlene Oake, chairperson of the Stephen Awards committee, says award nomination forms will soon be available.
It’s time to start thinking about nominations for the 2012 Stephen Awards.
Darlene Oake, committee chairperson, is advising the public that nomination forms will be available in mid-February.
These forms will be sent to various local organizations – and can also be picked up at the Georgian office, CFSX radio station, and Stephenville and Kippens town halls.
All residents of Stephenville, Kippens, Noel’s Pond and Cold Brook can be nominated for the five competitive awards: citizen of the year, youth of the year, junior male athlete of the year, junior female athlete of the year, and senior athlete of the year.
Youth of the year, junior male athlete of the year and junior female athlete of the year awards are also open to any student attending secondary school in Stephenville.
Outstanding volunteer appreciation certificates are also presented each year. Nominees for this non-competitive award can reside anywhere in the Bay St. George area if their volunteer work was done in the Town of Stephenville and/ or the Town of Kippens.
Organizations can nominate up to three candidates in each of the competitive categories, and one for volunteer appreciation accolades.
Detailed guidelines will be available on the nomination forms. In addition, Ms. Oake can be contacted at 643-9593 or Darlene.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.