They're designed to celebrate the good work of young people in the community.
Entries are now open for this year's Laois Offaly Garda Youth Awards.
The annual event is designed to recognise and celebrate the good work of young people - aged between 13 and 21 - in the community.
There are three individual District Award Winners - two each for Birr, Tullamore and Portlaoise - along with an overall winner and awards for Special Achievement, Voluntary Groups, and Community Safety.
Inspector Ollie Baker explains the idea behind the event: