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Donegal Joint Policing Committee are pleased to host the An Garda Síochána Donegal Youth Awards.


The Awards celebrate outstanding young people between the ages of 13 and 21 years. An Garda Síochána in Donegal and the Joint Policing Committee recognise that a lot of good work is being done by young people in every community in Donegal. Awards will be considered for nominated young people who by their presence make their communities a better place to live in.


Inspector Shaun Grant, Letterkenny, who is PRO for the Youth Awards, commented that the nomination process is open to everyone, so if you know of a young person who is committed to making a difference to their community, please put them forward, as every nominee will receive a certificate, even if they do not win an award. This way, all nominees are recognised for their efforts, and the certificate is a very valuable item to have on a young person’s CV into the future.


This year the Donegal Garda Youth Awards in association with the Donegal Joint Policing Committee will take place in early 2020There are 4 Overall Awards, as follows:


Individual Award:


Making a positive contribution to their community, making it a better place to live.


Group Award:


Groups of 2 or more, making a positive contribution to their community, making it a better place to live.


Special Achievement Award:


Overcome difficult circumstances, defied all the odds, and whose commitment deserves recognition.


Community Safety Award:


Through a crime prevention or safety initiative / innovation, have made their community a safer place to live.


All categories are for young people aged between 13 and 21 years on 31st August 2019.


Each Garda Division in the country will nominate one winner in each of the above four categories, to represent their Division at the National Youth Awards which will take place in April 2019.


The Group Award category applies for groups of two or more young people whose combined efforts have contributed positively to their communities. The Special Achievement category is open to any young person who has defied the odds, or overcome difficult circumstances, and whose commitment deserves recognition.


The nomination forms and media consent forms are now available from the following sources:

  • Any Garda Station in the Donegal Garda Division 
  • Community Gardai in each local Garda District

You can download a copy of the forms via the links below: 


Garda Youth Awards 2019 Nomination Form


Garda Youth Awards Media Consent Form


Completed Nomination Forms and Media Consent Forms can be emailed to [email protected]


can be submitted by post to:


Chief Superintendents Office

Donegal Garda National Youth Awards

Letterkenny Garda Station

New Line Road, Co. Donegal

Eircode F92 PC03.


The closing date for nominations to be received is Friday 13th December 2019.

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