Left to right: 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs winner – Paris McNeil with Zonta International Director Judy Gordon.

The Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award recognises young women, ages 16-19, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes.  The Award encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.

Access to the three levels of this international award is made by completing the YWPA Application Form 2021

Please submit your application by: Monday 19th March 2021, 5pm WST.
Submissions to: zontaperth@gmail.com – FAO, Tanis Jackson, YWPA Award Chair.


One application provides up to three award opportunities.

  1. Club Level: The Zonta Club of Perth Inc selects one applicant to receive a $500 ‘club’ award.
  2. District Level: The successful Club application is then forwarded to Zonta International District 23 for consideration of an additional US$1,000 ‘district’ award.
  3. International Level: The successful District 23 application is then forwarded to Zonta International to be considered for an additional US$4,000 ‘international’ award.

Due Date: Monday 19th March 2019, 5pm WST.
Enquires to: zontaperth@gmail.com

The Zonta Club of Perth congratulates Paris McNeil as the Zonta Club of Perth winner of 2019 Young Women in Public Affairs Award. Paris is pursuing a Double degree of Law and Psychology at Curtin University.

The award was not presented in 2020 due to disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.