Midlothian Young People Awards 2020 nominations open

Monday April 6th 2020


The Lord Lieutenant Sir Robert Clerk with Councillor Jim Muirhead with last year’s winner Daisy Mabon outside Rosslyn Chapel.

Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson

The Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian and Midlothian Council are working together to promote this year’s  ‘Midlothian’s  Young  People  Awards‘ which, will recognise and celebrate the achievements of young people aged from 8 to 26 within the community.

If you know a young person who you think is deserving of an award then checkout the award categories and click the nomination ink at the bottom of this article.

The Award Categories

There are six award categories, reflecting diverse activities undertaken by young people which benefit Midlothian in a number of ways. The themes of participation, enterprise and regeneration are common throughout the categories:

  1. Caring and Volunteering – To recognise young people who are involved in volunteering activities within Midlothian. 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)
  2. Local Community Award – Making a difference to the environment of a town, village or local area; outstanding commitment to a nature conservation, heritage or environmental improvement project, supporting a youth group as a leader or volunteer; raising money for a community organisation. (regeneration)
  3. 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)
  4. 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 a group connected to the arts and or demonstrating an outstanding commitment to promoting the arts. (enterprise and participation)
  5. Achievement in Learning Award – To recognise & acknowledge young people who are involved in educational activities (school, college, youth work, training etc.), who demonstrate commitment in developing skills for work and enthusiasm for the future of young people in Midlothian. (enterprise and participation)
  6. The Midlothian Prize – An individual would be chosen from amongst the nominations and recognised for their outstanding contribution to Midlothian as a whole. (participation, enterprise and regeneration).

To nominate online please go to www.midlothian.gov.uk/MYPA

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