Tendring Youth Awards

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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.

The 2022 Tendring Youth Awards are now open! Submit your nominations using our new online form in the MyTendring self-service system.

Alternatively, request a paper form by emailing thetendringyouthawards@gmail.com or write to Tendring Youth Awards (Nominations), Town Hall, Clacton, CO15 1SE.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, 20 May, 2022.


Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2021 Tendring Youth Awards!

The 2021 Tendring Youth Awards finalists on stage at the event

The Tendring Youth Awards' headline sponsor is Harwich Haven Authority: Harwich Haven Authority logo

Award Categories

Volunteer (Young Person aged 11-21)

Sponsored by: TBC
This award recognises the volunteering efforts of young people (aged 11-21) as an individual or as part of a group.

2021 winner: Charlie Latimer

2021 runners up: Mia Lawrence; Samuel Foley.


Arts (Young Person aged 11-21)

Sponsored by: The Princes Theatre
This award showcases the creative potential of a young person (aged 11-21) 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 8-21)

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 8-18)

Sponsored by: TBC
This award recognises a young person (aged 8-18) 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 11-21)

Sponsored by: Tendring District Council
This award rewards the hard work and perseverance of a young person (aged 11-21) 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 11-21)

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 8-21)

Sponsored by: Nova Training
This award is given in recognition that some young people (aged 8-21) 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 8-21)

Sponsored By: TBC

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


2021 ONLY - Covid Champion (Young Person aged 8-21)

This award, only 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


Committee Award

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, Nova Training, Princes Theatre, Essex County Council and Tendring District Council.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, or joining the committee, email thetendringyouthawards@gmail.com

Last updated on: 29/04/2022 - 13:47