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Lord-Lieutenant's award for young people

Each year, the Lord-Lieutenant celebrates the achievements of young people in Leicester and Leicestershire.

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The Lord-Lieutenant’s award for young people focuses on five themes. Nominations are now being sought. 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

5. Young Investigator of the Year

This special category will commemorate the centenary of the First World War. 

This award will be given to someone who investigates and presents a piece of creative research which is inspired by the contribution of the Commonwealth countries both on the front line and in support roles behind the line.

You can use any method to present it, including video, podcast, blog, report or illustrated essay.

Read the further guidance to enter:

Young Investigator - further guidance    Opens new window

How to nominate

Nominations for the Lord-Lieutenant's award for young people 2018 have now closed.


  • The award is open to young people aged 13-19 (on 31 January 2018) 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

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 2018.

Nominators are asked to suggest an appropriate prize to the value of £500. The suggested prize should be beneficial to the nominee’s interest, studies or current or future employment.

Judging the award

A panel of judges, which will include young people and chaired by the Lord-Lieutenant, will consider all nominations meeting the criteria for the award.

The judges will shortlist three 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 26 April 2018 to be hosted by the Lord-Lieutenant.

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

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.

Lord Lieutenants Award 2018 - leaflet     Opens new window

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