The Youth Awards are returning this year and the event hosted by The News has several categories below. If you know a young person who deserves recognition then please put them forward!
A young person who has shown talent in drawing, painting or sculpture. This could also be a young person who is crafty and enjoys making things. This category also includes young people who excel at writing or have a literary gift.
Best Friend of the Year
A young person who has always been there for a friend and stood by them in good times and bad. This is a young person who has gone the extra mile to bring happiness to someone, whatever their age.
Challenging a Disability
A young person with a physical or learning disability who has achieved success in their life. This could be a young person who has battled with their disability, but not let it hold them back.
Fundraiser of the Year
A young person/group who has collected tirelessly for a good cause or charity. This category also includes a young person/group who has used their own entrepreneurial initiative to start their own business or venture.
Hero of the Year
A young person who has selflessly helped someone. This could be an act of bravery that shows courage well beyond their years. This category includes young people who have shown courage in difficult times.
Inspiration of the Year
A young person who has inspired another person or group by their own actions or encouragement. This category could also be a young person who has overcome difficulties.
Learner of the Year
A pupil or student who has excelled at school or college in a subject area.
A young person or group of young people who can sing, play an instrument or write music. This could be a young person or group with a musical talent that should be recognised.
Everyone nominated gets put forward. The News picks the winner.
Every nominee is put forward for the public vote. The young person with the most votes is the winner.
A young person or group of young people who shine on stage.
This category includes any kind of stage performer, whether it be acting, dancing, magic or comedy. This can also include young people who work behind the stage.
Star of the Community
Sponsored by Kenwood
Star of the Environment
A young person/group who should be commended for their work in helping the environment. This could be helping to support an environment project, such as planting trees or community clean-ups. This could be a young person / group who has helped local wildlife or a young person / group who go that extra mile to help animals.
Star of the Family
Sponsored by Verisona Law
Click here for the Youth Awards 2016 Media Pack