Argyll and Bute Youth Awards

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McNeilly Yvonne.jpg 2Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, Argyll and Bute’s education convener.

Do you know a young person in Argyll and Bute aged between 11 and 25 who is truly inspirational? Well, now is your chance to let them know how great they are by nominating them for an Argyll and Bute Youth Award.

These awards celebrate the achievements of the area’s young people and nominating someone is easy. All you have to do is visit  If you require help completing the form, or would like a paper copy, please call 01700 501368 or 01369 707161 The award categories are as follows:

Unsung Hero Award:  Do you know a young person who goes the extra mile every day but never asks for any recognition or reward? Someone who has overcome difficult circumstances or risen to a challenge? Or have they achieved something in the face of adversity? We are calling on you to nominate a young person or group who deserves this award.

Youth Entrepreneur Award:  This award category is for young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial and business skills in the commercial or third sector. Tell us how they have built up knowledge and skills and used them to shine in the workplace.

Youth Volunteering Award:  To put it simply, a volunteer is someone who gives up their time and energy free of charge to help others – proving a little bit of effort can make a huge difference to many causes.

Health and Well-being:  Can you think of a young person, or group, who has been involved in tackling issues such as smoking, alcohol or mental health? If you know someone who has helped and encouraged others to lead a healthier lifestyle nominate them now!

Youth Environment Award:  Do you know a young person or group who gives their time and effort to help protect the world for future generations? This could be related to recycling, global sustainability, ecology or perhaps something else entirely. Whatever they do, this award will go to a young person who is passionate about green issues.

Citizenship Award:  This award celebrates the work accomplished by a young person or group who improves the lives of people within their community. Your nominee may have demonstrated good citizenship by influencing decision-making at local government level, participated in local action, or similar which has made a huge difference for others in their community.

Youth Arts Award:  Passionate about sculpture, the theatre, opera, photography or film? This is your opportunity to celebrate a love of culture. Who has made a difference to their local community by sharing their time or creations?

Sporting Award:  Do you know someone who through their hard efforts and determination, has achieved extraordinary sporting achievements? Or perhaps someone who spends their free time training others in a sport they love? Who do you think deserves recognition for their dedication to sport?

Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Education, Councillor Yvonne McNeilly, said: “There are so many young people across Argyll and Bute who deserve recognition for the valuable contributions they make to their local communities.

“We have talented, often award winning, young people who are doing great things day in, day out, and these awards are a fantastic opportunity for their hard work to be celebrated. I would urge everyone to get nominating today.”

Nominations close at midnight on Sunday 17 November 2019.

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