Winning award was a positive experience for art club

There is still over a week left to nominate an inspiring young person for a special award to recognise their achievements.  


The Midlothian’s Young People Awards (MYPA) awards acknowledge the contribution of young people to their local communities. If you know a young person living, working or studying in Midlothian whose efforts deserve to be recognised, then nominate them!

Five categories

Nominations are open in five categories which reflect the various positive contributions of young people to Midlothian:

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

Midlothian Prize

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

Age group

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

Amazing Brains Committee

The winner of the Midlothian Prize last year was the art club the Amazing Brains Committee. The club Coordinator Donna Strachan feels the young people involved with the club benefitted greatly from being nominated and winning the award. She said:

"Midlothian Young People's Awards is a brilliant way to shine a light on what young people in our communities are capable of, to recognise their achievements and to demonstrate the meaningful and rich contributions they make to our community. Winning the Midlothian Prize was a great experience for young people on the Amazing Brains Committee of Art Club, it showed them that their work was recognised, seen and valued."

Demonstrating success

She added:

“On an organisational level the awards are a great way to demonstrate to funders the success your projects. Best of all we can now say we are an award winning project, and that feels awesome!" 

Different ways to nominate

  • Nominate online  
  • Paper copies of the nomination forms are available in Midlothian schools, libraries and leisure centres. For more information and to nominate online go to: 

Need help?

Anyone having trouble accessing a paper form or the online form should email


Nominations close on Friday 14 October.

Prize ceremony

Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony at Rosslyn Chapel, hosted by Midlothian’s Lord-Lieutenant Lt Col Richard Callander.

5 Oct 2022