Amazing young people will be celebrated at the Tendring Youth Awards in July – but only if they are nominated.
Lynda McWilliams, Tendring District Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Education, is calling on residents, volunteers and businesses to put forward any young person who they think is doing great work.
In their third year the Tendring Youth Awards, run by Essex County Council (ECC), Tendring District Council (TDC), TLG and the Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette and Harwich and Manningtree Standard, aim to celebrate the achievements of young people in the district.
Cllr McWilliams said there had already been some inspirational entries submitted, but the panel is looking out for as many great young people as possible.
“Although there are winners on the night, just nominating someone and recognising what a contribution they make to the community can be a fantastic boost for them,” she said.
“That is why I strongly encourage you to nominate any young person – or an unsung hero who supports Tendring youth – to celebrate their work.”
Nominations are open until June 8 for young people aged between 11 and 21 who are living, working or studying in the Tendring District, with the exception of the Young Carer award which celebrates commitments of young people supporting others aged 8-18.
There are eight awards for young people who have demonstrated characteristics such as courage, determination, kindness or dedication.
There is also a special award for an Unsung Hero, an adult who was supported young people to achieve their full potential through volunteering, mentoring, coaching or work.
A panel of judges will assess the nominations and compile a shortlist of finalists, who will be invited to a glitzy presentation evening at the Princes Theatre on July 5.
If you have a young person you would like to nominate for one of the awards, simply complete an online form or return a form to Tendring Youth Awards (Nominations), Town Hall, Clacton, CO15 1SE or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can complete the online form at www.tendringdc.gov.uk/community/young-people/tendring-youth-awards or pick up one at the Gazette’s office at 28 Jackson Road, Clacton, CO15 1QL, or at Clacton Town Hall at the address above.The closing date for entries is June 8, 2018.