The nominations process for the annual Young People’s Civic Awards scheme 2023 has begun.
The search is now on for local young people who have achieved exceptional success in areas that are not normally recognised by formal accreditation, and deserve recognition for their efforts.
The scheme seeks nominees in three categories.
- Outstanding Contribution to the Community – includes work in areas such as helping older or disabled people, working with children, fundraising for good causes or getting involved with voluntary organisations.
- Triumph Over Adversity – includes endurance and bravery, such as overcoming a disability or helping a parent or family member with a disability.
- Outstanding Achievement – covers excellence in many fields: sport, music, drama, visual arts and particularly less academic subjects that are not normally recognised or rewarded.
Speaking about the initiative, the Mayor of Woking, Cllr Saj Hussain, said: “The Young People’s Civic Award Scheme is a fantastic way to showcase and celebrate the remarkable work and dedication shown by young people in our community.
“I know there has been some exceptional achievements this year, so whether you know a child or young person who supports a parent with a disability, has overcome adversity or excelled against the odds at school, I would wholeheartedly encourage you to nominate that deserving young person for one of these special awards.”
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. All nominations are judged by a panel which typically includes representatives from the Local Education Authority, Surrey Police, the voluntary sector, Sport Woking, Woking Youth Council and Woking Borough Council.
All young people nominated for an award will receive a certificate acknowledging their achievements. The winners will be invited to attend the Mayor’s Civic Reception in April 2023.
The deadline for nominations is 27 January 2023.
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