Woking Borough Council
Civic OfficesGloucester SquareWokingSurreyGU21 6YL
Telephone: 01483 755855
01 November 2013
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Do you know an exceptional young person who deserves recognition? Nominations are now being welcomed for the 2014 Young People's Civic Awards Scheme, which aims to promote and reward community spirit in young people aged up to 18 years of age.
The scheme, run by Woking Borough Council, recognises children and young people who have achieved exceptional success, in areas that are not normally recognised by formal accreditation.
Nominees are being sought in the following three categories.
Outstanding Contribution to the Community - this includes work in areas such as helping older or disabled people, working with children, fundraising for good causes and getting involved with voluntary organisations.
Triumph Over Adversity - this includes endurance and bravery, such as overcoming disability or helping a parent or family member with a disability.
Outstanding Achievement - this covers excellence in many fields, including sport, music, drama and the visual arts - particularly in less academic subjects that are not normally recognised or rewarded in other ways.
Speaking about the initiative, the Mayor of Woking, Cllr Anne Roberts, said: "I'm so pleased that there is a scheme in Woking that allows exceptional young people to be recognised. There are many young people in our community that show such commitment and dedication, and the Young People's Civic Award Scheme allows us to celebrate and thank them."
The 2013 award winners were Eugene Sylvain Westaway (Outstanding Contribution to the Community), Evangeline Vocking (Triumph Over Adversity) and Dylan Thomas (Outstanding Achievement).
The scheme is open to all children and young people up to the age of 18, who live or attend school or college in the Borough. All nominations are judged by a panel, which typically includes representatives from the Local Education Authority, the police, the voluntary sector, Sport Woking, Woking Borough Council and Woking Youth Council.
All young people nominated for an award will receive a certificate acknowledging their achievements and the winners will be invited to attend the Mayor's Civic Reception on Friday 25 April 2014.
The deadline for nominations is Friday 24 January 2014. For further information, or for an application form, visit www.woking.gov.uk/community/civic/cas Alternatively, please contact Julie Northcote, Woking Borough Council's Democratic Services Officer on 01483 743053 or email email@example.com