The MEYE 2019 Awards will celebrate young people aged 14-21 years old in the UAE and across the Middle East, who have demonstrated skills as young leaders through their actions to unite the local community to come together for positive change for people or the planet.
The awards will celebrate young people who have shown to be resilient change-makers and are dedicated to solving global issues through local community action, while displaying resilience to fear of failure in achieving their goals.
The young leaders will take an active role in their community whilst embodying the values of being a RESPONSIBLE global citizen of the world to make our planet more equal, fair and sustainable. The awards are aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in driving local-global issues in support of action to protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
CATEGORIES & PRIZES
Awards will be given in two categories 14-17 year olds and 18-21 year olds in the UAE and the Middle East whose actions or achievements have changed, innovated or strengthened commitment to their communities, across 10 categories.
Award winners in the 14-17 year olds category will win 5,000AED to support their work.
Award winners in the 18-21 year olds category will win a trip to participate in the the One Young World Summit in 2020.
The MEYE 2019 Youth Awards will elevate the stories and impact of youth in the UAE and the Middle East.
The winners will be announced at the Middle East Youth Expo 2019 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
There are 10 awards categories and nominations for awards can be made by educational establishments on behalf of students, peers, mentors or friends as follows:
NOMINATIONS WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER 2019
Nominations will be made in the form of answering a series of questions.
Nominations for awards can be made by educational establishments on behalf of students, by their peers, mentors or individually by the students themselves.
The Youth Awards will honor those who, under each of the award categories, have:
- Engaged with their communities and are developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make that difference.
- Have volunteered in their community, been advocates for important causes or encouraged engagement among their peers.
- Have looked at challenges as an opportunity to think creatively and act on their vision or passions.
- Have shown to be an agent of change or have made a positive impact.
- Have shown a commitment to tolerance or shown resilience in the face of challenges to achieve their own personal goals.
Connect to our social media channels for announcements of the nominations opening in September 2019.
After the nomination process has closed, an adjudication panel will review all nominations submitted. The adjudication process will be made up of a panel of 10 independent judges who will chair each of the 10 categories.