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Young People's Civic Awards

The Young People's Civic Awards Scheme was established in 1996 by Woking Borough Council in conjunction with head teachers and students from Woking's secondary schools.

The overall aim of the scheme is to reward children and young people who make an outstanding contribution to the community which is not normally recognised by formal accreditation, and in doing so, encourage others to follow in their footsteps.

Awards categories

There are three categories for the scheme:

Outstanding contribution to the community

Nominations have included work in areas such as helping the elderly or disabled, working with children, fund raising for good causes and involvement with local voluntary organisations.

Triumph over adversity

Nominations in this category have included endurance and bravery, such as overcoming disability or helping a parent or family member with a disability.

Outstanding achievement

Nominations have included excellence in many fields - sport, music, drama, the visual arts - but particularly in less academic subjects that are not normally recognised or rewarded in other ways.

The scheme is open to all children and young people, up to the age of 18, who live or attend school or college in the Borough.

Awards will be presented to the winners in each category by the Mayor at her annual Civic Reception. However, all those nominated will receive a certificate acknowledging their achievements.

Read the Young People's Civic Awards guidelines

How to make a nomination 

The nomination form for the 2021 Award Scheme is open for entries. 

Download the nominations form

The deadline for nominations for the 2021 Young People’s Civic Award Scheme is Friday 29 January 2021

Completed forms should be sent to: Julie Northcote, Democratic Services, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking GU21 6YL.

Awards ceremony for 2020 and 2021 winners

The 2020 winners were selected and informed by post. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Civic Reception 2020 was postponed - this is the event that the winners are invited to attend to celebrate their successes and collect their awards.

The 2020 winners will be invited to collect their awards at the Civic Reception 2021, along with the winners of 2021 awards.

Winners for 2020 and 2021 will be contacted to invite them to the reception, scheduled to be held in April 2021.


For more information, please contact Julie Northcote, Democratic Services Officer.

Phone: 01483 743 053