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The London Youth Awards are back!

We are excited to launch the London Youth Awards 2018. Nominations are now open across eight categories.

The London Youth Awards are a fantastic way to recognise the people and organisations that make a difference to the lives of young Londoners. In March this year, as part of our 130th anniversary, we held our first awards ceremony. The night brought together young people, youth workers and funders from across London to celebrate the work of our members. Following its success, the London Youth Awards 2018 are going to be even bigger and better as we celebrate the incredible work of our members.

From large youth organisations operating across London to small volunteer-run youth groups, we welcome nominations from every one of our members. If you are unsure if you’re a London Youth member, please contact Sergio.felipe@londonyouth.org. Whether it’s a fantastic youth project or someone you know who deserves to be acknowledged for their work with young Londoners, we want to hear from you!

Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 26th January 2018.

To find out more about each category, eligibility and how to nominate, download our London Youth Awards Guide and London Youth Awards T&Cs.

The ceremony will be held alongside our AGM on 21st March 2018. We’ll be releasing more information about the night, including the venue and how to get your tickets, closer to the event.

Keep up to date with the London Youth Awards on this page which will be updated regularly, and join the conversation on Twitter via #LYawards.

 

The Categories

  • Arts and Culture Award

    The Arts and Culture Award is for organisations, programmes or projects that have gone above and beyond in their dedication to inspiring young Londoners to express themselves through the creative arts, and/or improving access to cultural activities such as music, dance, drama or the visual arts.

    Nominees for the Arts and Culture Award could be a youth organisation, a programme or a project that has:

    • identified and successfully used innovative ways to improve young people’s awareness of and access to the cultural activities that London has to offer
    • had an outstanding impact on its participants or local community using arts and cultural activities such as music, dance, drama or visual arts
    • effectively worked with young people who are not traditionally involved in arts or cultural activities, supporting them to participate in a way that suits their needs and interests

    To nominate an organisation, programme or project for the Arts and Culture Award, please click here.

  • Employability Award

    The Employability Award is for organisations, programmes or projects that have gone above and beyond in their dedication to help young people overcome barriers to enter and sustain work.

    Nominees for the Employability Award could be a youth organisation, programme or project that has:

    • shown a strong commitment to developing positive opportunities that support young people into sustainable employment
    • had demonstrable impact in joining up existing employment services with other provision aimed at young people
    • demonstrable expertise in helping young people to overcome specific barriers to work, such as a criminal record, caring responsibilities or a disability

    To nominate an organisation, programme or project for the Employability Award, please click here.

  • Outdoor Education Award

    The Outdoor Education Award is for organisations, programmes or projects that have gone above and beyond in their dedication to getting young Londoners involved in outdoor, adventurous activities, in particular those that involve getting young Londoners out of the urban environment of the capital.

    Nominees for the Outdoor Education Award could be a youth organisation, programme or project that has:

    • identified, developed or successfully used innovative methods to get young people involved in outdoor, adventurous activities
    • had a demonstrable impact on their participants using outdoor, adventurous activities
    • effectively worked with young people who are not traditionally able to access outdoor, adventurous activities, supporting them to participate in a way that suits their needs and interests

    To nominate an organisation, programme or project for the Outdoor Education Award, please click here.

  • Sports Development Award

    The Sports Development Award is for organisations, programmes or projects that have gone above and beyond in their dedication to help young people involved in physical activity, sport or dance.

    Nominees for the Sports Development Award could be a youth organisation, programme or project that has:

    • identified, developed or successfully used innovative methods to get inactive young people involved in physical activity, sport or dance
    • had demonstrable impact on their local community using physical activity, sport or dance
    • implemented measures to ensure their sessions are fully inclusive, particularly for young people who are not traditionally active, supporting them to participate in a way that suits their needs and interests.

    To nominate an organisation, programme or project for the Sports Development Award, please click here.

  • Youth Social Action Award

    The Youth Social Action Award is for organisations, programmes or projects that have gone above and beyond in inspiring and supporting young Londoners to lead change in their communities, as well as their own lives.

    Nominees for the Youth Social Action Award could be a youth organisation, programme or project that has:

    • identified, developed or successfully used innovative methods to get young people engaged in championing their communities or tackling an issue
    • had a demonstrable impact on their participants or local community by empowering young people to take on leadership roles either within their organisation or in the local area
    • effectively worked with young people who are not traditionally involved in youth social action, supporting them to participate in a way that suits their needs and interests

    To nominate an organisation, programme or project for the Youth Social Action Award, please click here.

  • Young Leader of the Year

    The Young Leader of the Year award acknowledges a young person who has demonstrated active involvement in their youth organisation or wider community. Nominees for this award must be aged 25 or under on 21st March 2018 to be eligible.

    Nominees for the Young Leader of the Year could be a young person who has:

    • shown an exceptional commitment to supporting their youth organisation or community
    • taken on a youth leadership role and demonstrated considerable impact on other young people through this position
    • gone outside of their comfort zone or taken on a project or cause they would not normally have considered.

    To nominate a young person to be London Youth’s Young Leader of the Year Award, please click here.

  • Youth Professional of the Year

    The Youth Professional of the Year award acknowledges a youth worker, youth professional or volunteer who has demonstrated an outstanding impact on young people’s lives, their communities and their youth organisation.

    Nominees for the Youth Professional of the Year award could be a youth worker, youth professional or volunteer who:

    • has shown exceptional commitment to providing outstanding youth work in their organisation
    • has a track record of using their own expertise to support young people to be the best they can be
    • is a leader in, or a champion of, their community

    To nominate a youth worker, youth professional or volunteer for the Youth Professional of the Year award, please click here.

  • Community Champion

    Across our membership network there are many volunteers whose hard work has spanned anything from 5 to 50+ years, providing crucial support to local community organisations and young people.

    These individuals can be nominated to be one of London Youth’s Community Champions and will be celebrated at the London Youth Awards on 21st March 2018.

    Community Champion categories are:

    • Bronze Community Champion 5 years service
    • Silver Community Champion 10 years service
    • Gold Community Champion 20 years service
    • Platinum Community Champion 30 years service
    • Diamond Community Champion 40 years service
    • President’s Community Champion 50+ years service

    To nominate a volunteer to be one of London Youth’s Community Champions, please click here.

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