Awards to Honour Inverclyde’s Young People

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Inverclyde Council is holding an awards ceremony to thank young people for their contributions to their communities.

Inverclyde Year of Young People Launch February 2018

Local people and organisations are being asked to nominate anyone aged 11 to 25 they think deserve to be recognised at Inverclyde’s Year of Young People Awards.

Communities Vice Convener and Young People’s Champion Councillor Natasha Murphy said: “All too often young people are tarnished with the same brush and criticised over the actions of a few.

“We know the vast majority play a constructive and responsible role in their communities through volunteering, caring, supporting each other or actively helping others.

“The awards ceremony will be the high point of our year-long celebration of young people and I would urge anyone who can think of a deserving nominee to get in touch.”

There are eight categories in total as well as a top prize for Outstanding Young Person 2018.

Nominations can be made online by using the link on this page.

Closing date for nominations is Wednesday 31 October 2018

The Year of Young People 2018 in Inverclyde has been marked by a wide-ranging programme of event to recognise and celebrate the achievements and contribution to their communities of Inverclyde’s young people.

Community Hero Award

To acknowledge and recognise a group or young person who goes the extra mile on a daily basis for the benefit of the community.

Young Carer Award

To acknowledge a young person who provides care and support to others, this can include grandparents, parents, brothers and sisters.

Creative Arts Award

To acknowledge a young person or group working on a creative and innovative idea for the benefit of the community, this can be in dance, drama, media, art, etc.

Outstanding Achievement Award

To acknowledge a young person or group who started a project, subject or course with low expectations but have since excelled. They will have overcome great adversity to achieve fantastic results.

Unsung Hero Award

To acknowledge and recognise a young person currently working within a voluntary role who is trying to make a difference in their community.

Active Citizenship Award

To acknowledge a young person or group working within Inverclyde to encourage positive political social change, this can be through campaigning or working to promote change in society. They will have done their upmost to ensure tolerance and respect to everyone within the community.

Going Green Award

To acknowledge a group or young person who has given up their time to help contribute to the protection of the environment for a greener future. This can be related to ecology, sustainability and recycling.  This young person or group should be passionate about issues in regards to the environment with a focus on making a positive change.

Young Youth Worker of the Year

To acknowledge a young person who has made an exceptional contribution to the youth work field within the last year.  (Please note the winner of this award will not be considered for the Outstanding Young Person Award)

Year of Young People 2018 is led by the Scottish Government, working in collaboration with – among others - VisitScotland, EventScotland, Young Scot, Children in Scotland, Scottish Youth Parliament, Creative Scotland and YouthLink Scotland.

The awards ceremony takes place on Wednesday 5 December 2018 at Greenock Town Hall.

Page last updated: 3 October 2018