The Youth Award of Excellence is award to young people who have been nominated by their respective organisations for their outstanding contributions to the life of the organisation. This award is bestowed by the government on an annual basis. Each year, The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture request nominations from organisations for individuals to be considered for inclusion in the National Youth Recognition Awards. All nominees must be submitted to the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Division of Youth for consideration.
Each island has their own Local Award Ceremony; the most distinguished young person from that event will be selected to represent the island at the National Youth Recognition Awards.