The Youth Ministry says 87 shortlisted nominees are expected to attend the Prime Minister’s National Youth Awards for Excellence this weekend.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 30, on the lawns of Jamaica House.

The Prime Minister’s Youth Awards, PMYA for excellence is the highest attainable award for young people in Jamaica.

Approximately one hundred young people were nominated in the traditional 11 categories and 57 candidates were shortlisted.

The recently added Nation Builder category, which celebrates the work of young people in community volunteerism and development, was subsequently added and of the 60 nominated 30 were short- listed.

The categories that fielded the most nominees for this year’s staging of the national youth awards are Arts and Culture, Sports, Leadership, Youth Development, Academics and Nation Builder.