The annual event is designed to recognise and celebrate the good work of young people.
Nominations for the Laois Offaly Garda Youth Awards is closing this Friday.
The annual event is designed to recognise and celebrate the good work of young people - aged between 13 and 21 - in the community.
The four categories include a Special Achievement award for a person who has defied the odds to overcome a difficult situation and a Community Safety award recognising a crime prevention initiative that has contributed to making a community a safer place to live and work in.
Portlaoise Inspector Jane Ryan says the winners will be announced at a ceremony in the Killeshin Hotel on March 23rd:
For more information see the Garda Síochána Laois Offaly Facebook page.