Do you know a special young person?

Do you know a young person living, working or studying in Midlothian whose contribution to their local community deserves to be recognised?


The Midlothian’s Young People Awards (MYPA) 2020 are now open for nominations in five categories. Nominees should be aged between 8-26 years old at the time of their nomination. Both individuals and youth groups can be nominated. 


The closing date for nominations is Friday 29 May 2020. 

These awards are organised by Midlothian Council in conjunction with the Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian. They are also supported by Midlothian Young Ambassadors who are selected for their commitment and ability as young leaders or volunteers.


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

Midlothian Prize

In addition to the five category awards, there is also a sixth 'Midlothian Prize' award that is presented to the most outstanding young person from all the nominations.


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

Awards ceremony

Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony, hosted by Midlothian’s Lord-Lieutenant, Sir Robert M Clerk Bt later this year.


30 Mar 2020