Each year, the Lord-Lieutenant celebrates the achievements of young people across the city and county.
People in Leicester and Leicestershire are being urged to nominate inspiring young people in their communities for this year’s Lord-Lieutenant’s Award.
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.
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.
I am delighted to continue the Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards and to formally open the nominations for the 2019 awards.
"This is my first year of involvement and I am really looking forward 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.
"In my short time as Lord-Lieutenant I have had the privilege of meeting so many fantastic young people and so I’m convinced that competition will be stronger than ever.Person:Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Michael Kapur OBE
The finalists and their parents will be invited to a special ‘red carpet’ awards evening and dinner to be held in May next year hosted by the Lord-Lieutenant.
Kristiana Groza, the Young Volunteer of the Year category winner who was named Young Person of the Year 2018, said: “I was amazed and grateful to be recognised with the award. Volunteering is really good for young people and opens up a world of opportunities.”
The closing date for this year’s nominations is 15 February 2019.
Find out more about the awards or to nominate a young person visit
A video of Lord-Lieutenant Michael Kapur OBE talking about the 2019 awards is here
About the Lord-Lieutenant
The Lord-Lieutenant is The Queen’s representative in the county. The current Lord Lieutenant is Michael Kapur Esq, OBE.
About the awards scheme
A panel of judges, which will include young people and chaired by the Lord-Lieutenant, 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 and their parents will be invited to our special ‘red carpet’ awards evening and dinner held in May hosted by the Lord-Lieutenant.
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 special trophy.