Message to North American under-18s!

Hi guys, it’s time to put together your application for the NAMA Youth Award. It is awarded every two years (this year!!!) by the Isle of Man Department of Education to a student or group of students in the US or Canada, 18 or younger, who makes a contribution to maintaining an awareness of the Isle of Man and its culture here in North America. (NAMA gives an award in the IOM for Manx kids.)

The prize is a check for US$200 and free lifetime membership from NAMA, and a crystal award from the Isle of Man Government.

The winner must demonstrate an interest in Manx culture or history by sharing their knowledge through essay, art, multimedia, performance art, etc.

Nominations will be accepted via the internet or by snail mail. Each nomination must be in the form of a short description of the nominee’s work that explains how this relates to the Isle of Man. Photos or video of the original work should accompany the nomination (soft or hard copies) . Nominees must provide contact details for themselves and one reference that may be used by the judges to discuss the work and its authenticity. All initial contacts should go to who will pass them to the Youth Award team.

Get to it!