31/10/2017

Members of the public, local organisations, schools and youth groups have just one month left to nominate young people in the OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN) Youth Awards which have been established to celebrate the achievements of young people.

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, with the exception of the Hero Award which is for young people to nominate an adult who in their eyes is a ‘hero’ or champion. 

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: “Now that we are taking what we do in Norwich to rurally isolated youth clubs around the county, we felt the time was right to establish an awards scheme that celebrates the inspirational young people we have living in Norfolk.  It is important that we recognise the impact our young people make, as they are the key to the future of the region.”

The closing date for nomination is Monday 30th November and nominations can either by made online via opennorwich.org.uk/whats-on/youth-awards-2018/ 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.

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