Ontario Junior Citizen Awards competition now open

The Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA) has opened its competition for its annual Junior Citizen competition that recognizes the incredible determination, imagination, and spirit of outstanding young citizens between the ages of 6-17.

If you know someone who is involved in worthwhile community service, is contributing while living with a limitation, has performed an heroic act, demonstrates individual excellence, or is going above and beyond to help others, then please nominate them for an Ontario Junior Citizen Award.

Deadline for nominations: February 11, 2022

Nominees may be involved in:
    • worthwhile community service;
    • special young people who are contributing while living with a physical or psychological limitation;
    • individuals who have performed acts of heroism or bravery in the past year;
    • excellence in personal achievements
    • recipients may also be ‘good kids’ who show a commitment to make life better for others and do more than is normally expected of someone their age.
  • Any resident of Ontario, aged six to 17 years (must be at least six years, but no older than 17 years by the February 11th deadline), is eligible to receive an Ontario Junior Citizen Award.
  • Only individuals may be nominated.

A committee of newspaper editors and publishers will then select up to 12 individual award winners.

Every nominee will receive a certificate of recognition, and the final recipients will be invited to a special ceremony in the Spring.

More information about the competition is available on the OCNA’s website here.