The OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN) Youth Awards have been established to celebrate the achievements of young people and this is the last call for members of the public, local organisations, schools and youth groups to nominate young people who they feel deserve recognition for their efforts.

In order for young people to be nominated for an award, they need to be aged between 11-19 years of age (or up to 25 years for those with additional needs) and living in Norfolk.

 Young people can be nominated for one or more of the following categories:

  • Community 
  • Sport (Individual)
  • Sport (Team)
  • Arts
  • Charity
  • Entrepreneur
  • Perseverance
  • Volunteer
  • Education

John Gordon-Saker, CEO for OPEN said: “we are also encouraging young people to nominate their Hero.  This is someone who in the eyes of young people has been a young person’s champion, so it could be a sports coach, teacher or youth or support worker – anyone who young people feel have made a lasting impact on their life by being influential or inspiring to them”.

The closing date for nomination is MIDNIGHT Thursday 30th November and nominations can either by made online or by picking up a nomination form from OPEN’s Box Office or our Café.

The awards will then be judged by an independent panel of judges and Joe Crowley, Ambassador for OPEN and presenter of The One Show and Countryfile will host the Awards ceremony which will take place on Wednesday 28th February 2018.

The main sponsors of these awards are City College, Norwich; Norwich City Football Club and Norfolk County Council (Children’s Services) in association with the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.