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National Youth Work Awards

Wednesday 21st November 2018

The deadline for nominating for the National Youth Work Awards is fast approaching (Monday 26th November). We know all of you have been involved in great projects, working with fantastic young people and we want to make sure your work is celebrated.

If you haven’t already done so, please nominate an individual, project or team that deserves recognition for their work and the positive life-changing impact this has for young people. The form doesn’t take long to fill in. Details are below:

This year’s categories are:

  • Community-Based Youth Work
  • Digital Youth Work
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Faith-based Youth Work
  • Inspirational Leader
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Prevention & Inclusion – youth justice work
  • Raising Attainment
  • Skills for Life
  • Team of the Year
  • Time to Shine Arts & Creativity
  • Volunteer Youth Worker
  • Youth Participation
  • Youth Worker of the Year

And finally, the Lifetime Achievement award. This award is in the gift of the Board of YouthLink Scotland. Nominations may be submitted in the normal way or via the YouthLink Scotland Board.

Get nominating!

This year, thanks to the work of our awesome 2018 co-design group made up of eight young people, we are keeping the nomination form for young people and will be introducing an online form too. Download or access the relevant nomination form below (deadline 5pm 26th November):

A few points to consider:

  • It’s youth work not children’s work so particular consideration to those working with seniors, company section and young leaders
  • There is the Lifetime Achievement category but please remember that there are many categories and people don’t necessary need to be of a certain age or experienced to be doing great work
  • There are several categories to choose from including community-based youth work, faith-based youth work and volunteer youth worker. The full list is above
  • It’s important (mandatory) to include the voice of a young person in the nomination.

Nominate using the online form (for adult nominators)

Nominate using the online form (for young nominators)

Download the Nomination Form (for adult nominators)

Download the Nomination Form (for young nominators)

Download the Guidance Notes


This is the timeline for this year’s awards:

  • National Youth Work Awards launch: 10th October 2018
  • Nominations close: 26th November at 5pm 2018
  • Judging panel meets: week beginning 10th December 2018
  • Finalists announced: January 2019
  • Awards ceremony: 13th March 2019

For further information and support, please contact Niall Rolland at BB Scottish HQ – niall.rolland@boys-brigade.org.uk | 01324 562008 (option 1)



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