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Lord-Lieutenant's award for young people

The Lord-Lieutenant, Mike Kapur, is celebrating the achievements of young people in Leicester and Leicestershire.

Nominations for the 2019 Lord-Lieutenant's award for young people, have now closed.

The Lord-Lieutenant’s award for young people focuses on four themes.

The nominations for each category are now closed for the 2019 awards.

The nominations must demonstrate that the young person has made a contribution to society which meets the criteria set out below:

1. Young Braveheart of the Year

Awarded to an individual who has:

  • overcome personal barriers to achieve success
  • made a stand against bullying, racism etc
  • demonstrated a life-saving act of bravery

2. Young Volunteer of the Year

Awarded to an individual who has:

  • enhanced their local community or environment
  • cared for a neighbour or relative in need
  • helped to run a community or sports based club or society

3. Young Most Improved Sports Person of the Year

Awarded to an individual who has:

  • made significant progress in the field of sport over the past 12 months
  • demonstrated promise, dedication and determination
  • exceeded expectations in their sporting performance or made a big difference to a team

4. Young Artist of the Year (The Joe Humphries Memorial Award)

Joe was a talented young person with a passion for the arts. Joe passed away unexpectedly in 2012 with SADS (Sudden Arrythymic Death Syndrome). You can read more on the Joe Humphries Memorial website.

Awarded to a young person who has demonstrates real skill, innovation, and expression in:

  • visual arts
  • expressive arts
  • literature
  • music

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How to nominate

Nominations for the Lord-Lieutenant's award for young people 2019 have now closed.


  • The award is open to young people aged 13-19 (on 31 January 2019) living or attending full-time education in Leicester or Leicestershire
  • The young person can be nominated by other young people, their school, parent/carer or any other agency
  • Joint or group nominations cannot be accepted
  • Previous finalists should not be nominated again unless there is a fresh story to tell.

There will be a separate award for each category. From the winners of these catagories, one person will be announced as Lord-Lieutenant's Young Person of the Year 2019.

Judging the award

A panel of judges, chaired by the Lord-Lieutenant, will consider all nominations that meet the criteria for the award.

The judges will shortlist four young finalists in each category of the award.

The finalists and their guests will be invited to our special awards evening and dinner on Thursday 2 May 2019 which will be hosted by the Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Mike Kapur OBE.

Category winners will be announced at the awards ceremony - each winner receiving a prize to the value of £500. Runners up will receive prizes to the value of £100.

The overall Lord-Lieutenant’s Young Person of the Year, will be chosen from the category winners, and will be presented with a special trophy.

2019 Lord Lieutenant Award winners2019 Award winners

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