There’s still time for people to help the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire celebrate the achievements of young people aged 13 to 19 across the city and county.
Family, friends, teachers, and other professionals and community leaders are being urged to nominate inspiring young people in their communities for this year’s Lord-Lieutenant’s Young Person of the Year Award before the closing date of 16 February.
The four categories for this year will showcase the very best examples of effort and achievement. People can nominate for Young Person of Courage, Young Volunteer, Young Leader, and Young Artist.
As Lord-Lieutenant I really am privileged to meet so many fantastic young people across the city and county. Every year I hold an event to celebrate the achievements of our exceptional young people. But without your nominations these awards simply cannot take place.
As ever, the award categories highlight bravery, creativity, strength of spirit and selflessness and I hope these will give you the opportunity to celebrate the young people you know who continue to amaze, support, and inspire those around them.#
My award panel is looking forward to hearing about the remarkable efforts of our young people. I want to thank you in advance for your support in helping me show them how much they are valued as individuals and by their local communities.Person:Mike Kapur OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire
The award scheme is open to all 13 to 19-year-olds. Nominations can be made by other young people, their school, parent or carer, as well as any other agency or individual.
For more information about the awards, visit the Lord-Lieutenant's web page for top tips on completing the nomination.
The closing date for this year’s nominations is 16 February 2024.
A panel of judges, which will include young people and is chaired by Deputy Lieutenant Sally Bowie, 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 will each receive a framed certificate together with a prize.
Category winners will be announced at the ceremony - each winner receiving a prize to the value of £500.
The overall Lord-Lieutenant’s Young Person of the Year also receives a trophy.
The finalists and their parents or guardians will be invited to a ‘red carpet’ awards evening and dinner, hosted by the Lord-Lieutenant.