MYPA 2019 - nomination countdown

There is still time to nominate inspirational young people for the Midlothian’s Young People Awards (MYPA) 2019.

These awards have been created by Midlothian Council in conjunction with the Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian and are also supported by Midlothian Young Ambassadors. The purpose of the awards is to highlight the fantastic achievements of amazing young people in the area.

Nomination deadline

The deadline for nominations is Friday 31 May 2019.

Five categories

The five award categories reflect the various positive contributions of young people to Midlothian.  The categories are:

  • Caring and Volunteering
  • Local Community
  • Sport and Physical Activity
  • Arts and Culture
  • Achievement in Learning

In addition to the five category awards, there is also a sixth Midlothian Prize that will be awarded to an overall winner from amongst the winners in all the categories. 


You can nominate any young person living, working or studying in Midlothian or a youth group whose contribution to their local community deserves to be recognised.

Nominations for each of the awards can be made by individuals, youth organisations, schools and colleges and employers. Nominees should be aged between 8-26 years old at the time of their nomination.

Nominate online

Copies of the nomination forms are also available in Midlothian schools, libraries and leisure centres.

Judging panel

The judging panel consists of a young person and representatives in the community for each category.  


Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony, hosted by Midlothian’s Lord-Lieutenant, Sir Robert M Clerk Bt, at Penicuik House on 6 September 2019.  Each winner will receive a trophy, certificate and a cash prize to be gifted to a Midlothian community group or local charity of their choice. 


Midlothian's Young People Awards are sponsored by Cala Homes, Dalkeith Country Park and Restoration Yard, Hunters Coaches, Procure Wizard (Access Group), McTaggart Scott and Saltire Hospitality.

30 Apr 2019