Do you know an amazing young person?
Do you know a young person living, working or studying in Midlothian whose contribution to their local community deserves to be recognised?
Nominate 8-26 year olds for MYPA
The Midlothian’s Young People Awards (MYPA) 2021 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.
Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian
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
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.
How to nominate
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.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 15 October 2021.
Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony, hosted by Midlothian’s Lord-Lieutenant planned for 30 November at Rosslyn Chapel.
Councillor Jim Muirhead, Cabinet Member for Education and Children’s Services, said:
"The Midlothian's Young People Awards were created to showcase the wonderful achievements of young people in Midlothian. There are so many inspirational young people living, working or studying in the area. I would encourage friends, families, educational establishments and other groups working with young people to nominate anyone who they feel deserves to be acknowledged."
Resilience in challenging times
Lt Col Richard Callander, Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian, said:
“Our young people have been among the hardest hit throughout the pandemic, with so many interruptions to school, college and university as well as extra-curricular activities, and, of course, there have been huge challenges for school leavers trying to find jobs. As we now start to look ahead, I hope this year’s awards will provide an opportunity to celebrate their resilience, positive spirit and achievements against all the odds. I have been hugely impressed by the ways in which I have seen Midlothian’s young people face these extraordinary challenges and I would urge everyone to use Midlothian’s Young People Awards to recognise their huge contributions over the past 18 months.”
If you have any queries about the Midlothian’s Young People Awards please email CLL@midlothian.gov.uk or call 0131 271 3713.
The awards are kindly sponsored by McTaggart Scott, Dalkeith Country Park, Procure Wizard and the Access Group.
13 Sep 2021