Wandsworth Young Person of the Year Award

The Young Person of the Year Award honours young people in Wandsworth who deserve recognition for their achievement, courage, generous attitude or ability to overcome difficult personal circumstances.

The award happens every spring with certificates, trophies and prizes presented by the Mayor of Wandsworth at a special dinner in the Civic Suite.

Wandsworth Young Person of the Year is run by the Trustees and Wandsworth Council with sponsorship from The Keen Group, The Wandsworth Group of Rotary Clubs and Wandsworth Community Safety Trust.

Nominations for 2014 awards are now open

If you would like to nominate an individual or group for the Wandsworth Young Person of the Year Award 2014 the nominations are now open.

How to qualify

To qualify, you must be:

  • Under 19
  • Living or studying in Wandsworth Borough.

You also need an adult sponsor to fill out a nomination form. Your sponsor can be from your school, youth club or an individual in the community.

The nomination forms are available now. These forms are available online, in schools, youth clubs, libraries, leisure centres and council reception areas.

What awards are there?

There are three different awards:

  1. The individual awards
  2. Group award
  3. Grant funding

The individual award

This award is worth up to £500 and is given for:

  1. Outstanding achievement in education, sports or the arts
  2. Making a major contribution to your school or local community
  3. Overcoming difficulties or setbacks
  4. Contribution to community safety

One overall winner is chosen by the Trustees to be the "Wandsworth Young Person of The Year".

Group award

This award is up to £100, for young people who have carried out voluntary work.

Grant funding

This award is up to £500, to help a young person or a group build on existing achievement and reach their next goal

Information taken from Wandsworth Council website