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Nominations open for Camden Youth Awards 2021

Nominations have opened for the Camden Youth Awards 2021, which will be held 'virtually' online this year.

These awards celebrate the achievements and progression of our local young people and services throughout this most extraordinary and challenging year.

The 2021 Awards will be a chance for the Camden community to recognise and celebrate the amazing work carried out by young people, youth work practitioners and youth services to keep young people active, engaged and supported during a time where there was much uncertainty and instability due to the pandemic.

The awards will be virtual and all winners will be asked to submit a video acceptance speech, which will be edited by award winning documentary film-maker, Suzanne Cohen, into a winners’ video. This will be premiered via a watching party where we can all watch and celebrate the winners together online.

The categories have been changed slightly this year to reflect the changes in how we engage and support each other during a year of lockdowns and social distancing.

Camden Virtual Youth Awards 2021 categories:

Individual (Young People's) Awards
1.    Young Carer – do you know a young carer who has managed to juggle practical or emotional care responsibilities for someone in their family as well as school, work or training during COVID-19?
2.    Personal Journey – do you know a young person who has shown determination and strength of character in overcoming particularly difficult circumstances during such a challenging year? 
3.    Young Volunteer – can you nominate a young person who has spent time working for the benefit of other residents in Camden? This could be delivering food parcels to vulnerable members of the community, supporting local groups to deliver services during the pandemic, fundraising for charities supporting those going through hardships because of COVID-19 or raising awareness around how to keep safe.
4.    Sport / Physical Activity – do you know a young person who has worked hard to support others to participate in sport or a physical activity during lockdown? Have they helped run classes or tried a new activity and encouraged others to participate?
5.    New Creatives – can you nominate a young person who has used their time during lockdown to explore a new creative activity? How have they achieved and shared their passion? This could include sharing their new passion, such as drawing, sewing, poetry, film-making, music or drama with friends and the wider community.
6.    Camden Spotlight Award - This person has done something which is helpful, supportive, understanding, altruistic and kind for an individual or group of people in their community, youth club or school during this difficult year. What is it that this young person has done and why do they stand out above all others?

Individual (Adult) Award
7.    Youth Practitioner Award – Do you work with a practitioner who went above and beyond to support young people during the pandemic? What did they do that showed their commitment to engaging and supporting young people and how did this positively impact on the community?

Best Practice Award
8.    Youth Provision Award – How did your centre/service adapt and deliver services to young people during the pandemic. What did you deliver that made a difference to their lives during this challenging time?

How to nominate a young person, youth worker or service:

This year we are also accepting video nominations. Instead of completing the form, you answer the same questions in a video and can also include footage/photos of the person or project. Details on how to film your video nomination are on the nomination form.

Please note that the deadline for receiving your award nominations is Friday, 29 January 2021. All nomination forms, videos and enquiries should be sent to kathleen.blake-pink@camden.gov.uk