2020 Lord-Lieutenant's award ceremony

The Lord-Lieutenants Awards for Young People 2020 took place virtually!

Image showing a virtual call of the Lord-Lieutenants awards for young people 2020

A group of remarkable young people and their families from Leicester and Leicestershire joined the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire at a virtual awards ceremony in November to celebrate the achievements of the 16 young people who made it through as our 2020 finalists.

Congratulations go to Tyler Hodgkinson, who received the top prize of the evening becoming the Lord-Lieutenant’s Young Person of the Year 2020.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the ‘red carpet’ awards evening and dinner, traditionally hosted by the Lord-Lieutenant, Mike Kapur OBE, had to be postponed and moved online.

The four finalists shortlisted in each of the four categories were recognised as remarkable examples of dedication, going above and beyond to help others and for their outstanding personal achievements.

The category winners were:

Young Braveheart of the Year (and overall Young Person of the Year)

Awarded to:​ Tyler Hodgkinson, aged 16 from Coalville.

Young Artist of the Year

Awarded to: Isaac Hurst, aged 13.

Young Leader of the Year

Awarded to: Lauren Duguid, aged 18 from Fleckney.

Young Volunteer of the Year

Awarded to: Kristian Brocksopp, aged 17 from Ratcliffe on the Wreake.

These four young people were all considered for the overall award of the Lord-Lieutenant’s Young Person of the Year, which went to Tyler Hodgkinson.


I have the honour of meeting some extraordinary young people and seeing some truly humbling examples of volunteering, community engagement, and personal achievements, requiring dedication and commitment of the highest order. It is a privilege for me to be able to recognise and reward our young people. Their bravery, creativity, strength of spirit and selflessness should be an inspiration to us all in Leicester and Leicestershire.


The awards are sponsored by a variety of organisations offering services to young people, including Leicestershire County and Leicester City Councils, together with universities and the business community, and seek to identify and reward the very best examples of achievement by young people locally.

In recognition of the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on lives and communities, there will be special category for the 2021 awards to showcase the positive and inspiring young people who made a difference to their local communities during these difficult times.