2020 YWPA Application information
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Watch the video presented by Maddy Barrett (2017 YWPA winner) explaining how easy it is to apply for this award and the process involved.


We were treated to another year of inspirational young YWPA finalists at the Club’s annual Award Dinner on 14 August at ‘Ambrose Estate’ Wembley.
Shown above (L-R) are Simran Vyas (Peter Moyes Anglican Community School), Keeley Sermon (Perth College) and Georgia Brice (St Mary’s Anglican Girl’s School).

The Judging panel finally settled on Simran as the Club’s 2019 Awardee.


Read more about the event and the finalists in the following articles –

Club Newsletter – ‘Zontapreneur’

Community News – Western Suburbs Weekly



PAST WINNERS LIST – click here

Past Winners and what are they up to now?

Click and view the presentation to find out more.

Award Description

Zonta International believes that young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service. ZI offers the Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award, which recognizes young women, ages 16-19, for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.

The program operates at the Zonta club, district/region and international levels. Zonta clubs provide awards for club recipients, and district/region and international awards are funded by the Zonta International Foundation. District recipients receive US$1,500, and 10 international recipients are selected from the district/region recipients to receive awards of US$4,000 each.


Women, ages 16-19 on 1 April each year, living in a Zonta district/region, or a citizen of a Zonta country, who demonstrate evidence of the following, are eligible to apply.

  • Active commitment to volunteerism.
  • Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid).
  • Volunteer leadership achievements.
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.
  • Support in Zonta International’s mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.