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There's still nearly a month left to nominate a young person for a Midlothian Young People Award.

Nominate 8-26 year olds for MYPA

The Midlothian’s Young People Awards (MYPA) 2021 are 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.

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

Special award

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

• Make a nomination

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. 

Closing date

The closing date for nominations is Friday 15 October 2021. 

Prize ceremony

Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony, hosted by Midlothian’s Lord-Lieutenant planned for 30 November at Rosslyn Chapel.


The awards are kindly sponsored by McTaggart Scott, Dalkeith Country Park, Procure Wizard and the Access Group.

22 Sep 2021