Ministry of Youth calls for entries for the XXVI National Youth Award 2022

The Ministry of Youth called for the twenty-sixth edition of the National Youth Award (PNJ-2022), dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation of young Dominicans.

To participate, candidates must be Dominicans between the ages of 15 and 35, and fill out the application form available on the website of the Ministry of Youth (, attaching a copy of the ID card or birth certificate, a letter of good conduct issued by the Attorney General of the Republic, as well as letters of recommendations with an updated date from a minimum (2) and maximum (5) organizations linked to the award in which it participates.

Also, photocopies of certificates, degrees and/or recognitions of the last three (3) years must be attached, plus an essay with a brief description of the work performed in the area of nomination and the reasons that in his/her opinion make him/her worthy of the award, without exceeding the limit of three (3) pages.

The call for entries will be available until October 29th and all documents must be uploaded to your application in PDF format, with a weight limit of 50MB.

The categories for the National Youth Award are: Voluntary Social Services in favor of the Community, Sports, Contributions to Human Rights (Children, Adolescents and Youth), Cultural Development (Art and Culture), Preservation and Promotion of Natural Resources, Contributions to the Rural Community, Political Leadership, Religious Leadership, Business Development and Entrepreneurship, Student Merit, Personal or Professional Improvement and Personal Achievement.

The winners will receive an award statuette, a certificate of recognition, a laptop and a trip to attend training in the United States.

The awards ceremony will be held on January 31, 2022, during National Youth Day.

This award aims to recognize and promote the young population that contributes day by day to the sustainable development of the Dominican Republic, and is the highest recognition granted by the Dominican State through the Ministry of Youth to outstanding young Dominicans in various fields.

During 2020, a year of the greatest health crises in recent times, young Dominicans demonstrated that they are capable of responding when society demands it.

Likewise, they are able to make use of their intelligence to create business models that are sustainable over time.

This is why the National Youth Award, in its 26th edition, is dedicated to entrepreneurship and innovation, fundamental axes for the development and welfare of societies, and where the bravery, courage and resilience of so many young people who have been able to stand up for the country, creating important projects to improve the competitiveness and productivity of the nation, will be honored.

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