Nominate top young person

Published: Monday 18th February 13

Do you know an outstanding young person? Nominate them for this year’s Wandsworth Young Person of the Year award.

YPY 2013The award, in its 21st year, honours those young people in the community who deserve recognition for their achievements, courage, generous attitude or ability to overcome difficult personal circumstances. This could include

  • outstanding achievement in education, sport or the arts
  • making a major contribution to their school or local community
  • overcoming difficulties or setbacks to achieve their goals and/or
  • acts of good citizenship.

Individual awards of up to £500 can be won, plus a trophy for the overall winner. The Group Award will give funding of up to £100 for a group carrying out voluntary work in their own time. 

The award is open to young people who had not reached their 19th birthday on September 1, 2012, and either live or attend a school or college in the borough. We also need parent or guardian's consent. Nominees should themselves be aged over 18.

Cllr Angela Graham, chairman of the Wandsworth Young Person of the Year Award board of trustees said: " Young people sometimes get a bad press, but in Wandsworth we believe it's important to recognise the talent, hard work and good citizenship many of them display - often despite challenging backgrounds."

The scheme is organised by the council's youth service and the Young Person of the Year Trustees and is sponsored by The Wandsworth Group of Rotary Clubs and The Keen Group.

Nominate at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/wypy2013.

View a video of last year's awards ceremony.

The closing date for entries is March 17, 2013.

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