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)
  • Team of the Year
  • Arts
  • Charity
  • Entrepreneur
  • Perseverance
  • Momentum Volunteer Award
  • Education

In particular we are looking for nominations for any young entrepreneur’s to join Abigail Davis who won this category in 2018.  Abigail seized the gap in the market for healthy cakes and set up her baking business “Maple and Muffins”.   We are also looking for nominations for any young person, like last year’s winner Kiera-Lea Lain who delivered an outstanding level of charity work for Nelson Journey, the charity that helped following the death of her father.  This charity work might be through a series of activities for a range of different charities. 

John Gordon-Saker, CEO for OPEN said: “It is important that we recognise the impact our young people make, as they are the key to the future of the region and these awards are great opportunity for the local community to do just that”.

The closing date for nomination is MIDNIGHT Monday 31st December 2018 and nominations can either by made via opennorwich.org.uk/whats-on/norfolk-youth-awards-nomination-form/ 

 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 24th April 2019.

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.