Your chance to nominate a young person for a major Lancashire award

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An awards ceremony to celebrate young people’s achievements will be held in February next year and, from September 30, local people will have the chance to nominate the finalists.

The Celebrate Youth event is being organised by Lancashire County Council’s Young People’s Service.

It will take place at 6.30pm on Tuesday, February 18 at Park Hall, Charnock Richard.

Young people can be nominated as individuals or groups in the following six award categories:

*Community Engagement

*Beyond Barriers

*Inspiring Volunteering or Advocacy

*Sporting Achievement

*Artistic Achievement

*Improving Live

County Coun Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: “Although I’ve only been in post since late May of this year, I have already met hundreds of young people in Lancashire who amply demonstrate the positive qualities and characteristics we’re looking for.

“Whether it’s a sporting or artistic achievement, volunteering or making a contribution to their local communities, we’d like to hear about it. The challenge for us will be to select the winners. I have no doubt hundreds of young people who deserve recognition will be nominated.

“I will be attending Celebrate Youth next February and look forward to meeting Lancashire’s outstanding young people.”

Nominations should be returned by Friday, December 20. They will be assessed and shortlisted by a judging panel of young people.

Awards will be presented on the evening by a host of celebrities and VIPs. Each award winner will receive a special prize, and there will also be an overall Pinnacle Award winner on the night.

This year’s final will feature presentations of work young people have been involved in, including some performances demonstrating their talents.

To nominate a young person for a special award, please complete a nomination form which you can download or complete online at http://yps.lancashire.gov.uk/celebrate-youth-award-nomination-form-2014.

Completed nomination forms can also be returned to Brian Wood, County Lead for Youth Work Strategy, Young People’s Service, Room 208, 2nd Floor East Cliff, Preston, PR1 3JT or by emailing brian.wood@lancashire.gov.uk.