Nominations are now open for Miss Teen Africa Foundation Awards 2019. The awards will celebrate young people and recognises the positive influence they can have upon their peers, as well as the outstanding contribution they can make to their communities, be they local, national or international.

Nominations are now open for MTAF Awards 2019. The awards will celebrate young people and recognises the positive influence they can have upon their peers, as well as the outstanding contribution they can make to their communities, be they local, national or international..

The awards are open to everyone who lives and studies in the UK. Awards will be given out in six categories that cover outstanding individuals, volunteers, Academics and community groups.

This year, the awards are being delivered in partnership between MTAF, Community Bank, Show Africa Magazine and Volunteer Centre to recognise the true breadth of outstanding individuals and groups in the community.

Launching the awards, the founder and CEO of the Miss Teen Africa organisation, Yomi Adegoke, said: “The MTAF Awards are the perfect way to recognise the individuals especially young women who go above and beyond to make positive difference in their community and also excelling in their subject of interest.

“This year we want to celebrate your unsung heroes and make sure they get the recognition they deserve, so if you’ve never considered nominating before this is your year!

“Let us know and encourage the stars of the future by nominating them today.”

Winners will be announced at the Miss Teen Africa UK finals to be held on Sunday 22 December 2019.

Awards will be given in the following categories:

Arts Superstar Award

This award is for an individual or group who show dedication or passion in the arts. We aim to celebrate the artistic achievements of young people who are showing inspirational commitment to the following art forms including: creative writing, drama, visual arts, design, fashion, dance, film-making, music, and photography.

Sporting Achievements Award

This award aims to celebrate young people’s dedication to sport. Nominees will show self-motivation in their efforts to achieve their sporting goals. Examples of nominees motivating teams to be the best they can be will be recognised. The emphasis is placed on the nominee’s proactive attitude and passion for sports.

Community Champion Award

This award identifies young people who have acted in roles of leadership and responsibility in their school and/or local community. Young people will be celebrated for their efforts and determination to bring about positive and progressive change within their communities. Nominees will have shown efforts to challenge injustice within the community and overcome it through campaigning or volunteering. Nominees will have demonstrated hard work in trying to improve the lives of others.

Educational Achievements Award

This award recognises young people who have done well in their Academic year and have achieved excellent result.

Tech Savvy Award

This award recognises young people who have demonstrated interest in new technology and innovation or pursuing STEM subjects to make impact in their community.

Rising Star Award

This award recognises young emerging talent who are positively impacting young people in their community. And this award is the only award picked by the Miss Teen Africa Foundation committee.

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