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JCI Malta TOYP Award for inspirational and outstanding people

Malta Independent Friday, 12 October 2007, 00:00 Last update: about 8 years ago

Do you know of any talented and successful young people who, individually or in a team, have achieved remarkable goals? Is their success and enthusiasm of inspiration to others?

The Outstanding Young Person (TOYP) Award, organised by Junior Chamber International (JCI) Malta, is your chance to recognise such persons.

TOYP is one of JCI’s most important programmes. It is an opportunity to give credit to people who managed to make other people’s lives better through their exceptional skills. It helps to fulfil JCI’s goal to create better leaders who in turn create better societies. By leaders we mean anyone who has shaped, shared and successfully steered a vision into reality and, in doing so, created positive change.

The fourth edition of JCI Malta’s TOYP Award is being held in collaboration with HSBC Bank Malta plc, KPMG Malta and the Malta Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise.

JCI Malta is currently accepting nominations and presenting awards in each of the 10 TOYP award categories:

• Business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment;

• Political, legal and/or governmental affairs;

• Academic leadership and/or accomplishment;

• Cultural achievement (includes music, drama, dance and art);

• Moral and/or environmental leadership;

• Contribution to children’s welfare, world peace, and/or human rights;

• Humanitarian and/or voluntary service;

• Scientific and/or technological development;

• Personal improvement and/or accomplishment;

• Medical innovation.

Locally, JCI Malta launched the first TOYP Award in 2004. This first edition of the award was won by Simon Busuttil who was nominated in the category for political, legal and/or government affairs. Marija Schranz, nominated in the category for humanitarian and voluntary service clinched the award in 2005. Last year, Sylvana Brannon was declared the overall TOYP 2006 winner for her business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment as the founder and managing director of Smart Cells (Malta) Ltd.

The required nomination form may be downloaded from the JCI Malta website on The form must specify the category the nominee is contending, and a brief on the achievements of the nominee and his/her contribution to society. The nominations will be reviewed by a distinguished panel of independent judges, set up purposely for TOYP.

Closing date for the submission of nominations is 26 October.

The winner of each category will be announced during an Awards Ceremony to be held by JCI Malta on 30 November.

All eligible nominations may be submitted to the Junior Chamber International TOYP Programme and given the opportunity to be selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World, to be honoured during the 63rd JCI World Congress in New Delhi, India. Every year, JCI Malta proudly submits its Maltese candidates to JCI‘s international level.

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