People in Leicester and Leicestershire are being urged to nominate inspiring young people for this year’s Lord-Lieutenant’s Award.
Each year, the Lord-Lieutenant celebrates the achievements of young people across the city and county.
The award scheme is open to all 13 to 19 year olds and individuals can be nominated by other young people, their school, parent or carer, as well as any other agency or individual.
This year’s categories celebrate the very best examples of effort and achievement.
People can nominate for: Young Braveheart, Young Volunteer, Young Sportsperson and Young Artist.
For 2018, our special category will commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
The award will be given to someone who investigates and presents a piece of creative research using any method including video, podcast, blog, or report. The project must be inspired by the contribution of what are now the Commonwealth countries, either on the front line or in a supporting role behind the lines.
I am delighted to open the nominations for the 2018 awards. Having led the awards for over a decade, I look forward each year to hearing about the remarkable efforts of our amazing young people and their outstanding endeavours.
“As ever, the award categories highlight bravery, creativity, strength of spirit and selflessness – which can inspire us all in Leicester and Leicestershire.
“I am particularly keen to see the creative projects which young people are being invited to undertake. I hope the challenge of revisiting our war time heritage and re-discovering the contribution made by so many Commonwealth countries during the First World War will capture the imaginations of our young investigators.Person:Lady Gretton, Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire
The finalists and their parents will be invited to a special ‘red carpet’ awards evening and dinner held in April next year and hosted by the Lord-Lieutenant.
Ciera Taylor, who was named Young Braveheart last year and Young Person of the Year, said: “The other people who were nominated in my category deserved to win as well. I was so happy and honoured to have been chosen, and to win overall as well – I still can’t quite believe it."
The closing date for this year’s nominations for braveheart, volunteer, sportsperson and artist is 31 January 2018. Entries for the special project: Young Investigator of the Year are welcome until 9 February 2018.