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An awards scheme recognising the area’s most inspiring teenagers has been launched.
Nominations are now open for the 2013 Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards.
The awards seek to identify and reward young people who have made an outstanding contribution to society and are run in partnership with organisations offering services to young people, including Leicestershire County and Leicester City Councils, as well as the business community.
Young people from Leicester and Leicestershire who are aged 13-19 by January 31, 2013 are eligible for nomination. The categories are:
• Young braveheart of the year
• Young volunteer of the year
• Young voice of the year
• Young scientist of the year
• Young artist of the year
Lady Gretton, Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, said: “One of the joys of being Lord-Lieutenant is having the opportunity of meeting many young people and seeing some truly remarkable examples of volunteering in their communities.
“I am delighted with the way my award has helped to raise the profile of their achievements.”
The overall winner of the 2012 Lord Lieutenant’s Award was Sophie Bingham, a Youth Sport Trust Ambassador, from Kibworth.
She said: “With so many deserving nominees I was amazed to win, but it is a great honour.
“There are many young people who deserve to be recognised so please so nominate them for the 2013 award.”
To find out more about the awards, and to nominate a young person, visit: www.leics.gov.uk/llawards
You can also request as form by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0116 3056053.
The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2013
- You can follow the awards via Twitter @leicslieutenant