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.
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.
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.
Awards criteria and judging information
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.
Nominations are judged by a panel which typically includes representatives from the local education authority, the Police, the voluntary sector, Sport Woking, Woking Borough Council and Woking Youth Council.
How to nominate a young person for an award
The nomination process for the 2023 awards closed on Friday 27 January 2023.
Awards will be presented to the winners in each category by the Mayor, Councillor Saj Hussain, at his annual Civic Reception in April 2023. All those nominated will receive a certificate acknowledging their achievements.
The application process for the 2024 awards will open at the end of this year.
For more information, please contact Julie Northcote, Democratic Services Officer.
Phone: 01483 743 053
Use of your personal data
We (Woking Borough Council) are collecting your personal data to process the nomination you are making for the Young People’s Civic Award. We will not share your or the nominee’s personal data with any other organisations unless the law allows us to do so.
We will hold your personal data for seven years after our last contact with you. You can ask us to access, rectify or erase the personal data we have about you by contacting us.
You can also find out more by contacting our Data Protection Officer.
Phone: 01483 755 855