Youth Awards 2018

2018 will see the first annual Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards take place. The awards are being held in recognition and celebration of the involvement, dedication and incredible achievements of young people across Dumfries and Galloway.

2018 is the Scottish Government's theme year for the Year of Young People, and in honour of this momentous year, the award categories have been founded upon the Year's key themes.

Award categories

  • Health and Wellbeing Award
  • Participation Award
  • Equality and Discrimination Award
  • Culture Award
  • Enterprise and Regeneration Award
  • Education Award
  • Dumfries and Galloway's Unsung Hero
  • Youth Worker of the Year

Councillor Adam Wilson, Dumfries and Galloway's Young People's Champion said:

The Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards will provide us with a regional platform to celebrate our young people's achievements, share their experiences and to showcase their amazing talents. If you know of any inspirational young people who deserve recognition for their outstanding dedication, I would urge you to nominate them.


Entries are open to any young person aged 12-25 who lives, volunteers or learns in Dumfries and Galloway.

Closing date for nominations is Monday 22 October 2018.

Awards evening

An awards evening will be held in Easterbrook Hall, on Thursday 6 December. The evening promises to be an excellent celebration of the successes and achievements of our young people, with exciting entertainment, food, and of course the main awards ceremony.

Page last updated: 10/10/2018
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