Wednesday May 16th 2018
To mark the Year of Young people 2018, Midlothian Council and the Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian are working together on a new Awards Scheme to recognise and celebrate the achievements of young people aged from 8 to 26 within the community.
There are six award categories, reflecting the various activities of young people which benefit Midlothian in a number of ways. The themes of participation, enterprise and regeneration are common throughout the categories.
The Award Categories:
a. Caring and Volunteering – To recognise young people who volunteer in caring activities within Midlothian. This includes young people who care for or help, a relative, neighbour or friend in need; volunteering for a local charity supporting children, disadvantaged or older people; raising money for charities supporting people in need within the local and wider community. (Participation)
b. Local Community Award – Making a difference to a town, village or local area. This involves a strong commitment to nature, conservation, history or environmental project, supporting a youth group as a leader or volunteer; raising money for a community organisation. (regeneration)
c. Sport and Physical Activity Award – Success and or outstanding improvement or achievement in an individual or team sport or physical activity; dedicated to training, coaching a youth team or to development in their particular activity; overcoming personal barriers to achievement. (participation)
d. The Arts and Culture Award – Outstanding achievement in performance, visual arts, music, singing, dance, creative arts and media; overcoming personal barriers to achievement in the arts; supporting or leading an arts group or demonstrating an outstanding commitment to promoting the arts. (enterprise and participation)
e. Achievement in Learning Award – To recognise & acknowledge young people who are involved in educational activities (school, college, youth work, training etc.), who demonstrate a commitment in developing skills for work and care about the future of young people in Midlothian. (enterprise and participation)
f. The Midlothian Prize – A young person will be chosen from all the nominations and recognised for their outstanding contribution to Midlothian as a whole. (participation, enterprise and regeneration)
Eligibility for awards:
1.Nominees should be aged from 8 to 26 years old at the time of applying.
2.Those nominated must live, study or work in Midlothian at the time of applying.
A nomination form is available on the Midlothian Council website, HERE.
Nominations can be made by individuals, youth organisations, schools and colleges and employers. Closing date 29th June 2018
A judging panel will select winners for each award category from the nominations received. A young person from Midlothian will be part of the judging panel.
The awards ceremony will take place at Penicuik House on 31st August 2018 and nominees should be available to attend.
If you have any questions or require further details, please contact: Lilian.Kerr-Smith@midlothian.gov.uk Tel 0131 271 3713Tweet Share on Facebook