Do you know an amazing young person who goes that extra mile? Nominations are open for the Angus Youth Awards, which recognise young people’s achievements and celebrates those who have made a difference in Angus.
Anyone can nominate a young person (aged 11-25) as long as they have their permission and the young person lives, works or studies in Angus. Young people can also nominate themselves.
Volunteer – given up their own time to help others
Young person’s voice – spoken up on behalf of other young people, or a group, to bring about positive change
Sports – shown commitment and dedication to sport
The arts – shown commitment and dedication to the arts
Enterprise – created their own business or social enterprise – profit or not for profit
Environment/heritage – worked towards protecting or improving their local area
Equality and diversity role model – challenged stereotypes and worked with others towards changing perceptions of young people
Group achievement – achieved more than they could have imagined
Owen Foster who won the Enterprise Category in 2020 for his work as a local jam producer shares what it meant: “I was absolutely delighted to be nominated in 2020. To go on and win the award was a surprise and it seemed like a reward for my hard work. It also gave me a boost in confidence and a rise in contracts to shops, hotels and farm shops across the county and other parts of Scotland.”
Convenor of Children and Learning Cllr Lynne Devine who is on the judging panel said: “There are so many inspirational achievements being made by young people in Angus and these awards give them the chance to acknowledge, showcase and celebrate all that they have achieved. I’m delighted to be on the judging panel for the awards and looking forward to reading the entries.”
Convenor of Communities Cllr Mark McDonald who is also on the judging panel said: “Young people are doing so many amazing things in the community but we don’t often hear about them – which is why these awards are so important.
“As judges we can only do that with the help of the people of Angus – by making nominations. If you know a young person, please put them forward for an award – there’s no limit to the number of nominations you can make.”
Nominations can come from young people themselves, parents, professionals, carers and local residents. Information on how to nominate a young person, visit Angus Council’s website. Closing date for nominations is Friday 30 September at 12noon. Winners will be announced online during National Youth Work Week (7-11 November) on the Young Scot Angus website.
The Angus Youth Awards are organised by Angus Council’s Vibrant Communities Service.