Nominations open for Lord-Lieutenant's Awards

Published on 08 December 2015

Nominations for the 2016 Lord-Lieutenant's Young Person of the Year awards are now open.

The annual awards – now in their 10th year – aim to recognise exceptional achievement by young people in Leicester and Leicestershire, with prizes worth £500 awarded to the winners in five categories.

The categories are:
• Young Braveheart of the Year
• Young Volunteer
• Young Most Improved Sports Person of the Year
• Young Artist of the Year (The Joe Humphries Memorial Award)
• Young Writer of the Year

As part of events marking the centenary of the First World War, the Young Writer award will be presented to the young person who best captures the sentiments of a 16-year-old recruit, writing home to his mother in 1916. Full details are available at www.leics.gov.uk/llawards

The Lord-Lieutenant, Lady Gretton, said: “Every year I am impressed by the truly wonderful achievements of young people in Leicestershire and I’m sure this year will be no exception.

“I am very much looking forward to hearing about what our nominees are doing and how they are inspiring the people around them. The highlight of these awards is the presentation ceremony, which is always a special event for everyone involved.”

The awards are open to 13-19 year-olds.

Nominations must be received by 31 January 2016, while entries to the Young Writer of the Year award should be submitted by 12 February.

Category winners will receive prizes suggested by their nominators to the value of £500, and all shortlisted young people will also receive a prize.

To find out more about the Lord-Lieutenant’s Award, and to nominate a young person, visit www.leics.gov.uk/llawards

Forms can also be requested by calling 0116 305 6053.