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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.

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2022 nominations now open! See below for details.

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

Lord-Lieutenant’s Award for Young People 2022

Above: The category winners from The Lord-Lieutenant’s Award for Young People 2022

The Lord-Lieutenant’s award for young people recognises the very best examples of achievement by young people in Leicester and Leicestershire.

On Monday 9 May, finalists from the five award categories were invited to a special Awards Ceremony at County Hall where they were presented with certificates and prizes, and the Lord-Lieutenant’s Young Person of the Year was Announced.

You can view photos from the evening in our 2022 awards ceremony photo gallery.

  • The Young Braveheart of the Year 2022 is Simeon Mehay
  • The Young Volunteer of the Year 2022 is Frances Miller
  • The Young Leader of the Year 2022 is Yuvraaj Dhugga
  • The Young Artist of the Year 2022 is Sebastian Carrington
  • The winner of the Lord-Lieutenant’s Special Achievement Award is Paarth Acharya

The Lord-Lieutenant’s Young Person of the Year 2022 is Sebastian Carrington.

Well done to all of our finalists!

Criteria

  • The award is open to young people aged 13-19 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 categories, one person will be announced as Lord-Lieutenant's Young Person of the Year 2022.

Award categories

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 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

4. Young Leader of the Year

Awarded to an individual who has:

  • motivated and inspired those around them by leading a project or change for the better
  • lead a team or group to success, overcoming obstacles and bringing people together
  • shown commitment, promise and determination

5. The Lord-Lieutenant’s Special Achievement Award

The Lord-Lieutenant’s Special Achievement Award is given to recognise the contribution that young people make to their community in exceptional circumstances.

The inaugural award will be given to young people, aged 13 to 19, who have volunteered in some way to assist with the response to the spread of the coronavirus.

The award will recognise those who:

  • Have shown great strength and enthusiasm in response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus
  • Have gone out of their way to help those around them and the vulnerable
  • Have used their imagination and creativity to keep the spirits up of those around them

How to nominate

The deadline for nominations was Friday 4 March 2022.

Previous ceremonies

Want to see more? Take a look at the 2019 awards ceremony photo gallery

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