The inaugural Youth Awards for the Dublin Metropolitan Region East were launched last week at Dundrum Town Centre.

They celebrate outstanding young people aged between 13 and 21 and recognise the good work being done by them in the communities.

The areas of the DMR East Garda Division covers Dun Laoghaire and Blackrock, incorporating Shankill, Cabinteely, Dundrum and surrounding area.

Four awards are up for grabs including individual and group awards, a special achievement award (overcome difficult circumstances) and a community safety award (through a crime prevention or safety initiative / innovation, have made their community a safer place to live).

Garda Youth Awards DMR East supported by Dundrum Town Centre, AXA, Tesco and DLR Mill Theatre will host the award ceremony on Thursday, January 31 2019.

The awards are celebrated throughout Ireland and for the first time will be celebrated in Dublin Metropolitan Region East.

If you know a young person or group of young people from the DMR East deserving of recognition for the good work, they have done or are doing in their communities, the application form is available from Dun Laoghaire or Dundrum Garda Station, or you can contact your Local Community Garda or Juvenile Liaison Officer.

Closing date is Friday, December 14 2018.