Odisha Youth Award 2019: Call For Nominations

ଏହି ଖବରଟି ଓଡ଼ିଆରେ ପଢ଼ିବା ପାଇଁ ଏଇଠି କ୍ଲିକ୍‌ କରନ୍ତୁ

Bhubaneswar: Odia Media Private Limited, Odisha’s leading media and publishing house is inviting nominations for its inaugural Odisha Youth Award (OYA) ceremony, going to be held on September 22, 2019.

The Odisha Youth Award ceremony is an annual event to recognize young achievers and to felicitate celebrated and successful young talents for their extraordinary excellence in and contribution in different fields.

OYA 2019: Award Categories

The Odisha Youth Award 2019 will recognize young talents for their extraordinary excellence and contribution in different fields of art, sports, culture, entertainment, education, development and social service.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Art (Fine art / Sculpture / Digital art / other art forms)
  • Business
  • Cinema (Acting / Directing)
  • Community Awareness / Social Media Activism
  • Dance (Modern / Traditional / Classical)
  • Education
  • Entertainment (Fashion / Stand-up comedy / Anchoring)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Health (Health Service / Medical practice / Traditional Healing)
  • Hospitality (Hotel / Restaurant / Food hub)

Leadership (CEO / COO / Director / Company bosses)

  • Literature
  • Music
  • Politics
  • Public Service (Govt. service holders; both state and Central)
  • Journalism
  • Science & Innovation
  • Skill Development
  • Social Service
  • Sports

Nomination Process

Nomination can be sent for young talents who are in the age group of 18 to 40 years and must be a resident of Odisha or an Odia staying anywhere in this world. Any individual or organisation may nominate someone by submitting a properly filled Nomination Form as given bellow. The award aspirant can also send his/her own nomination. All nomination forms should reach on or before Sunday, September 15, 2019. Nomination forms shall be mailed to odishalink@gmail.com or the hard copy of the nomination form can be forwarded (speed post / courier) to the Odisha Youth Award 2019, Odia Media Private Limited, N-6/277, IRC Village, Bhubaneswar-751015, Ph.: 0674-2360203.

Selection Process

A selection committee, convened by Mr Subhransu Panda, Director of Odia Media Private Limited, will verify and examine all the nomination forms and declare the final list of awardees.

Awards Presentation and Ceremony

A plaque, a memento and a Geeta Govind Khandua (a typically hand-loomed Odia attire) will be presented to at least 20 recipients hosted at city venue. Recipients will be publicly acknowledged through appropriate print and electronic communication vehicles. Odia Media’s news portals www.odishalink.com and www.odishastory.com will carry individual reports on each awardees. A festival souvenir will be published during the event with details of the awardees.

Odia Media also organises numerous state level and national events such as Odisha Media Conclave, Odisha Excellence Award, Bhubaneswar Literary Festival, Koraput Literary Festival, Bhasha Festival, Odisha Education Award, PEN IN Books Young Author Award. Odisha’s leading publishing outfit PEN IN BOOKS is an imprint of Odia Media Private Limited.

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact our correspondent Mr. Manguli Charan Pradhan (Milan), Coordinator of Odisha Youth Award 2019, at odishalink@gmail.com or 9438407948 with questions you may have in regards to this award.

Send Your Nomination



Odisha Youth Award 2019
Odia Media Private Limited
N-6/277, IRC Village
Ph.: 0674-2360203

Download Nomination Forms Here

Award-Nomination-Form 2019  (docs file)

Award-Nomination-Form 2019 (PDF)

Like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/OdishaYouthAward


About the Author

Odisha Story Bureau
A team of young journalists headed by Subhransu Panda, founder-editor of Odisha's leading news portal and magazine Odisha Story. Mail: editor@odishastory.com