Lancashire's Young Citizen of the Year 2013
The Search is on to Find Lancashire's Young Citizen of the Year 2013!
The High Sheriff of Lancashire's Young Citizen of the Year Awards take place every year and involves the High Sheriff inviting applications to a competition to find a young person, ideally aged up to 21, who has helped either their local neighbourhood, an individual, family member or local organisation.
This year, Lancashire's High Sheriff Ann Dean wants to hear about all kinds of projects; projects that help make local communities safer and better places to live; those which help to regenerate deprived areas; or those which help people to build confidence and unlock their true potential.
BAE Systems are once again title sponsor for this year's Awards, and are proud to be associated with the scheme.
Ian Wood, Site Director at BAE Systems, said: "It is refreshing to come across a scheme that recognises and celebrates young people's achievements and acknowledges the contribution that they make to the communities in which they live. Young people are often portrayed in a negative light but the fact is, troublemakers are in the minority - they are far, far outweighed by the thousands of youngsters who make a valuable contribution to their community's day in, day out.
"It is on that basis, that we are tremendously proud to support these awards and extremely keen to encourage people to put nominations forward."
The scheme is being administered by the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC, visit www.lanpac.co.uk) on behalf of the High Sheriff and the closing date for nominations is 31st January 2014.
Winners and runners up are selected by the High Sheriff and a panel of judges from LANPAC, Lancashire Constabulary, BAE Systems and former High Sheriff Rodney Swarbrick, who initiated this Award.
All finalists will be invited to attend a presentation at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters in March 2014 when the winner will receive £250 plus a specially commissioned trophy and certificate from
Lancashire's High Sheriff and Chief Constable. 2 runners up will also receive £100 and a certificate.
Approval of a parent or guardian is needed for the nomination, subsequent publicity and any future events involving the finalists.
Application forms can be completed online at www.lancashire.police.uk/young-citizens-award. Alternatively they are available from the LANPAC office on 01772 412372 or they can be collected from local police stations.
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