Do you know a creative young person ?

Do you know a creative young person or group in Midlothian?

Perhaps they are artistic and have had their work exhibited? They could be musical and play in an orchestra, perform as a choir or sing in a band. They may have been involved in performances showcasing their impressive dance or acting skills. Maybe you know a young writer who is having some literary success. If you think they deserve some recognition for what they have achieved then nominate them for the Arts and Culture Award in Midlothian’s Young Person Awards 2019.

Exhibition success for 2018 winners

Last year this award was won by the National Mining Museum Scotland’s Youth Panel. The panel consisting of volunteers aged between 16 – 26 works with different generations to share knowledge about Scotland’s mining heritage. They won the award for their exhibition “Coal Generation: Queens, Teens and Life Outside the Mines” which looked at mining through the decades. The entire exhibition was created by the Youth Panel who decided on content, selected photos and designed and installed it. This unique exhibition has been seen by hundreds of visitors.

Five categories

In total there are five award categories for Midlothian’s Young Person Awards:

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

There is also the Midlothian Prize for the best overall winner from the 5 categories.

How to nominate

Nominations for each of the awards can be made by individuals, youth organisations, schools and colleges and employers. The judging panel consists of a young person and representatives in the community for each category. 

Nominees should be aged between 8-26 years old at the time of their nomination.

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

Nominate Now

Nominations close on Friday 31 May 2019.


Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony, hosted by Midlothian’s Lord-Lieutenant, Sir Robert M Clerk Bt, at Penicuik House on Friday 6 September 2019.

22 May 2019