Young Women In Public Affairs      

The goal of the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Program is to encourage more young women to participate in public and political life by recognizing a young (age 16-20) woman's commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to the advancement of the status of women.


Applicants are asked to reflect on their lives, their commitment to the communities in which they live, and the role models that have inspired them to become involved in their community or in a specific prospective career. The Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs program looks to the young women of today for the leaders of tomorrow.


The Club winner receives a cash award and her entry is then forwarded for judgment at an Area level. Should she win that, the next step is at District level where the recipients receive $US500 and then on to International level where the recipients receive $US1000.


The 2011 winner was Laura D'Rozario

Our 2010 Winner was Suanlee Farrer


There were no winners of this award in 2012, 2013 or 2014.

For information on how to apply for the Zonta Swan Hills Young Women in Public Affairs Award if you are in the Swan Hills area and in Year 11, please telephone:

9221 8309


For further information on this award:

Go to Zonta International and scroll down to YWPA to see more information on current winners.

or Zonta Swan Hills: Nerrida Porteous by E-Mail or 9297 3221