OCNA accepting nominations for Ontario Junior Citizen Awards

The Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Ontario Junior Citizen Awards.

The annual awards program recognizes young Ontario residents aged six to 17 years old who are making a difference through leadership initiatives, service work and excellence in personal achievements.

Individuals can be nominated in five areas:

  • A person involved in worthwhile community service
  • A special young person contributing to their community while living with a physical or psychological limitation
  • An individual who has performed an act of heroism in the past year
  • Excellence in achievement, such as the arts or athletics
  • Good kids who show a commitment to make life better for others and do more than is normally expected of someone their age

Nominations will be accepted until November 30, 2016. A committee of newspaper editors, publishers and the program's sponsors will select up to 12 individual award winners.

Visit www.ocna.org/juniorcitizen for more details and to access nomination forms.