Nominations sought for Dublin’s outstanding young people awards



Theresa Cahill, president of JCI Dublin
Theresa Cahill, president of JCI Dublin

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Dublin is seeking nominations for its The Outstanding Young People (TOYP) of the year awards.

JCI Dublin wants to recognise young people between the ages of 18 and 40 who have done something remarkable in the community.

At a local awards ceremony, winners will receive a commemorative trophy and recognition from their peers, and can then go on to compete nationally and internationally at the JCI World Congress.

Every year, Junior Chamber International selects 10 outstanding young people to be recognised for living the JCI mission in extraordinary ways.

Ireland shone last year when scientist Ciara Judge brought home a world award from the JCI World Congress from Quebec. In 2015, disability campaigner Joanne O’Riordan was named one of the JCI Ten Most Outstanding Persons in the World in Japan. Speaker and businesswoman Caroline Casey was a world winner in 2002.

Nominations can be made under 10 categories: business; politics; academic achievements; culture; moral/environmental leadership; contribution to children/world peace/human rights; humanitarian/voluntary leadership; scientific/technological development; personal improvement/accomplishment; and medical innovation.

Theresa Cahill, president of JCI Dublin, said: “There are many outstanding young people based in Dublin. We need to continue shining a light to let more outstanding young people be seen and recognised.”

The competition is free to enter by email JCI Dublin’s community director at lisaquinn.oflaherty@jcidublin.org.