Welcome to the Medway Youth Awards
We are thrilled to be celebrating the second year of Medway Youth Awards, where we recognise and celebrate the achievements of young people and the adults who support them across Medway. Thanks again to everyone who supported us last year in making our dream a reality. We strongly believe that this type of celebration is so important for young people and our community. We see first-hand the real impact young people are making in their personal and professional lives across Medway, and cannot wait to share some of these good news stories. Once again we will be working in partnership with Medway Council’s Youth Services team to make this another unforgettable evening.
The Medway Youth Awards will take place on Tuesday the 9th of July at the Gillingham Football Club. These awards will showcase young people’s achievement and contribution to the community. This year’s categories will include:
This is aimed at someone who is involved in work that helps their community. We want to be able to recognise the contribution and commitment they have made to young people living in Medway
Courage and Inspiration Award
This award is for individuals who have supported young people who are showing courage in coping with adversity; this can be illness or disability. They will have made it possible for the young people to enjoy their lives.
Creative Arts Award
This award is for individuals who have supported and guided young people in any form of creative work including music, dance or drama. This will also include those who work back stage i.e. lighting, costumes etc. They may have inspired young people to make the creative arts their goal in life.
Learning and achieving Award
We want to recognise those who have worked to help young people develop their learning. We are looking for an inspirational teacher or mentor who will have helped young people go beyond in any form of learning.
Sporting and Physical Achievement Award
The adults here will have helped and supported young people to be the best that they can in their chosen sport or activity. They will have demonstrated all the personal skills to support and guide young people to achieve or develop their skills.
Young Volunteer Award (young person only)
To qualify they must not be in receipt of any income or wages for the work or activity which is being recognised. The activity or work may support or benefit a Medway community this can include people or the environment. The activity or work can be for a continuous provision or a one of event and can be for individuals or groups.
Personal Challenge and Development Award (New this year)
This award is for young people who have recognised and overcome challenges within their lives and worked hard towards achieving their own personal development goals.
Team Recognition (New this year)
This award is for any group of young people who have shown excellence in coming together to realise joint goals. This could include sports teams, dance groups, clubs, social action projects or other groups that have worked hard to make a difference to their community.
Youth Worker of the Year (adult only)
The activity or work may support or benefit a Medway community - this must include children and young people. The activity or work can be for a continuous provision or a one-off event and can be for an individual or groups of young people.
- Open on Friday the 1st of March 2019
- Close on Tuesday the 30th of April 2019
- To submit a nomination please complete the nomination form found here.
- For any questions please contact: email@example.com
- The ceremony will include dinner and performances from talented local young people.
- Tickets for the event can be purchased at the price of £40, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting medwayyouthcouncil.co.uk/contact.
For any questions please email us at: email@example.com or call Angela Taylor: 07904 891559