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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. 


Applications are now invited for the 2022 Awards with a deadline of 5pm on Monday 28th  March 2022 for receipt of applications.


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.  Clr Gerry McMonagle, Chairperson of Donegal JPC, encourages people to nominate a young person in their area for an award to acknowledge the acts of bravery, community work or volunteerism carried out by them in 2021 stating "The Garda Youth awards is a very good initiative, it shows young people in a good light"  


An awards event will take place in April/May 2022. Winners and nominees will be notified of these details by the organising committee following the adjudication process.


There are four separate awards categories for young people: 


  1. Individual Award – Making a positive contribution to their Community, making it a better place to live.
  2. Group Award – two or more young people making a positive contribution to their community, making it a better place to live.
  3. Special Achievement Award – Overcome difficult circumstances, defied all the odds, and whose commitment deserves recognition.
  4. Community Safety Award - Through a crime prevention or safety initiative/innovation, have made their Community a safer place to live.


Adjudicator Inspector Shaun Grant said “Once again, I am delighted to launch the Donegal Garda Youth Awards 2022. Following national representation and success in each year since the awards were launched in this County in 2019, it is clear that there is an abundance of talented youth, making regular, positive contributions to our community. Please continue to take this opportunity to nominate suitable youths, for consideration and recognition in their respective field”.


Gardaí will be distributing nomination forms and media consent forms to schools, youth groups and voluntary organisations right across County Donegal via email and they are also available to download from Garda Website or you can download a copy of the forms via the links below:


Donegal Garda Youth Awards 2022 Nomination Form


Donegal Garda Youth Awards 2022 Nomination Form - Irish


Donegal Garda Youth Awards 2022 - Media Consent Form



Completed Nomination Forms and Media Consent Forms can be emailed to:

[email protected]


can be submitted by post to:

Garda Gráinne Doherty

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 Monday, 28th March 2022 at 5pm.