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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.

The category winners from The Lord-Lieutenant’s Award for Young People 2019The category winners from The Lord-Lieutenant’s Award for Young People 2019

The Lord-Lieutenant’s award for young people recognises the very best examples of achievement by young people in Leicester and Leicestershire. You can nominate a young person in one of four categories. Finalists will be invited to attend a special awards ceremony and dinner at County Hall where the overall winner will receive a £500 prize. 


  • The award is open to young people aged 13-19 (on 16 February 2020) 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 2020.

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 (New category)

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

How to nominate

Nominations for the Lord-Lieutenant's award for young people 2020 have now closed.

You can submit up to 3 attachments of no more than 6mb each with your nomination and/or send us links to any online content (e.g. youtube videos, websites, etc).  If you have further material to submit, which exceeds this limit, please contact the Lieutenancy Office to arrange an alternative means of submission. 

If you would like a paper copy of the nomination form, please call 0116 305 6002 or email

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

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