Tendring Youth Awards are keen to promote a positive image of young people. We aim to highlight and celebrate the success of young people and their commitment to the community in and around the Tendring area.
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2021 Tendring Youth Awards!
The Tendring Youth Awards' headline sponsor is Harwich Haven Authority:
Volunteer (Young Person aged 11-22)
Sponsored by: Actual Radio
This award recognises the volunteering efforts of young people (aged 11-22) as an individual or as part of a group.
2021 winner: Charlie Latimer
2021 runners up: Mia Lawrence; Samuel Foley.
Arts (Young Person aged 11-22)
Sponsored by: The Princes Theatre
This award showcases the creative potential of a young person (aged 11-22) in any respect of the arts; including Creative (i.e. drawing or writing), Expressive (i.e. dancing or theatre) or Applied (i.e. product design or textiles).
2021 winner: Craig Noakes
2021 runners up: The cast of DNA; Jayden Thomas
Community Improvement (Young Person aged 8-22)
Sponsored by: Harwich Haven Authority
This award celebrates an individual or group who have significantly contributed to their community, and includes a bursary from the sponsor to enable the winners to continue to develop their initiative.
2021 winner: Elsie Pryer
2021 runners up: Abigail Holmes; Max and Liam Hunter
Young Carer (Young Person aged 8-19)
Sponsored by: Tendring Careline
This award recognises a young person (aged 8-19) who helps look after a relative who has a condition, such as a disability, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem
2021 winner: Merson Griggs
2021 runners up: Alex Powell; Laci and Brody Wakeling
Learning Achievement (Young Person aged 11-22)
Sponsored by: Tendring District Council
This award rewards the hard work and perseverance of a young person (aged 11-22) who has succeeded in their chosen subject or subjects showing their determination to achieve their learning goals.
2021 winner: Zak Myers
2021 runners up: Ruby Doe-Stovell; Sion Ofori
Outstanding Achievement (Young Person aged 11-22)
Sponsored by: Essex County Council
The Outstanding Achievement category is all about celebrating an individual or group of young people (aged 11-21) achieving in any discipline or field. Achievements must be significant and exceed the norm.
2021 winner: Louie Whelan-Dorney
2021 runners up: Bobbi-Jo Lindsell; Ryan Butler-Wymark
Personal Achievement (Young Person aged 8-22)
Sponsored by: Nova Training
This award is given in recognition that some young people (aged 8-22) overcome huge difficulties to achieve success. Obstacles might include problems in their family, social, educational, health or work lives.
2021 winner: Adam Baraka
2021 runners up: Billy Cook; Caiden Page
Environmental Initiative Awards (Young Person aged 8-22)
Sponsored By: Galloper Wind Farm Ltd
Celebrating those who have significantly contributed to improving or caring for the environment. This award includes a bursary from the sponsors to enable the winners to continue and develop their environmental initiatives into the future.
2021 winner: Harwich Volunteer Police Cadets
2021 runner up: Oliver Stevenson
Unsung Hero (Adult)
Sponsored by: Harwich Haven Authority
This award is given in recognition of the efforts of an individual (adult) to support young people to achieve their full potential, through volunteering, mentoring or coaching.
2021 winner: Jay Barham
2021 runners up: Mark Cox; Victoria Staras
Covid Champion (Young Person aged 8-21)
This award, new for 2021, celebrates young people who have perhaps been active in their community, helping those shielding, or have struggled through adversity due to Covid-19.
2021 winner: Ronnie Wilson
2021 runners up: Toby Carlton; Matylda Buda
This award is given to a finalist who does not win in their category, but who the Tendring Youth Awards committee feels is particularly worthy.
2021 winner: Toby Carlton
Special Recognition Awards
In 2021 the committee presented two Special Recognition Awards to people who have given long service and dedication to the Tendring Youth Awards.
Jack Speck - for hosting the first four awards
Karen O'Connor - Tendring Youth Awards Chairwoman and founder for being the driving force behind the awards.
Tendring Youth Awards are supported by Harwich Haven Authority, Galloper Wind Farm Ltd, Nova Training, Princes Theatre, Careline, Actual Radio, Essex County Council and Tendring District Council.
If you are interested in sponsoring the event, or joining the committee, email email@example.com