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Nominations are now open

Nomination form can be found here.

The closing date for nominations is the 4th November 2016.

Every year, the awards recognise, celebrate and reward the achievements of local young people aged between 14 and 25 years who live in South Ayrshire and help to acknowledge their generosity, skills and selfless acts which inspire people of all ages.

Do you know a young person from South Ayrshire who deserves to be recognised for their efforts and achievements? If so, nominate them for a South Ayrshire Youth Forum Award!

Anyone can nominate any young person aged 14-25 years living in South Ayrshire.

There are many different categories of awards and the nomination form is easy to complete. A panel of experienced youth workers will assess the nominations and 3 finalists from each category will be invited to attend the awards ceremony where the winner will be announced!


You can nominate in the following categories:

Sponsored by Ayr Gaiety Partnership

This category is for the young people who love to entertain and perform. Perhaps they are a dedicated performer in theatre, a talented musician who is a budding star, a comedic genius who loves to make people laugh, or maybe a writer who brings life to stories through their words. If you know a South Ayrshire young person(s) who inspires and shines through their passion and potential, then tell us about them through your nomination.
Do you know a young person or group of young people who work tirelessly throughout the year to help our planet? This could be achieved in a variety of ways such as recycling, preserving energy, or something totally different and unique! If you know someone like this, why not nominate them? This award may be their chance to show that their efforts are appreciated and have made a difference.
Sporting Personal Achievement
Sponsored by South Ayrshire Sports Council

Do you know someone who through their hard efforts and determination have achieved extraordinary sporting achievements. Or perhaps someone who spends their free time training others in a sport they love? Who do you think deserves recognition for their dedication to sport?
Helping the Community In Sport
Sponsored by South Ayrshire Access to Sport

This award goes out to those who have made an impact within their community in the field of sports. This could be through playing, coaching, funding, promoting etc
Sponsored by Scottish Youth Parliament

Do you know a young Scot who cares about the future of this country and others? Perhaps someone who has demonstrated their commitment by speaking or working for the benefit of others or a cause they believe in? Nominate your candidate for the Democracy Award.
Sponsored by South Ayrshire Community Safety Partnership

Do you know a young person who deserves the citizenship award? They may have had outstanding fund-raising activities and exemplary unselfishness in their attitude towards others. We are particularly keen to hear about young people who have overcome challenges in their own lives and have still been able to make a difference to others in their community.
Sponsored by NHS Ayrshire and Arran

Helping others to lead a healthier lifestyle? Supporting the community to deal with alcohol or mental health issues? How are the young people you know making a positive impact on other people’s health and wellbeing? Perhaps they are encouraging people to stop smoking or to take part in physical activity. If you know a young person or group of young people who should be celebrated for the help or encouragement they have given to others, let us know and they could be the next winner of the Health Award!
Sponsored by Voluntary Action South Ayrshire

To put it simply, a volunteer is someone who gives up their time and energy free of charge to help other people. This little bit of effort can make a huge difference to many causes. Whatever kind of volunteering work it may be we want to hear your special stories about a volunteer or team of volunteers who deserve our recognition.
Community Involvement
Sponsored by Young Scot

This award is aimed at celebrating work accomplished by a young person that improves the lives of people within a community. Your nominee may have influenced decision making at local government level, participated in local action, or in any other way which has made a huge difference for the benefit of others in their community.
Learning and Development
Sponsored by Ayrshire College

Is there someone or a group you know who deserves to be nominated for their hard work, achievement and improvement that they have made in their life. Can they demonstrate how they have developed themselves though learning or helping others and have been inspirational.
Unsung Hero
Sponsored by Young Scot South Ayrshire

Do you know a young Scot who goes the extra mile every day but never asks for any recognition or reward? Someone who brings so much more than expected to the people they encounter and always does it with a smile. Please tell us about that person who makes your home, school or community special.
Paid Staff Award
This award goes out to members of staff employed to work with young people in South Ayrshire. This could include a range of activities such as in youth work, youth clubs, or any other activities which would come under this category.
Volunteer Staff Award
Sponsored by Duke of Edinburgh's Award South Ayrshire

This award is to recognise and appreciate the hard work that volunteers put into running various groups and all the personal time they spend assisting young people in various organisations across South Ayrshire.
Sponsored by Ayrshire Youth Arts Network

Do you know a young person who loves to work with visual arts? They could be a talented painter, a keen photographer or a budding designer. Whether they are interested in making cards or caricatures, films or fashion - this could be an award for them! If you know a young person(s) in South Ayrshire who has a passion for art and design, nominate them and tell us about their budding potential!

Do you know a young Scot who goes the extra mile every day but never asks for any recognition or reward? Someone who brings so much more than expected to the people they encounter and always does it with a smile. Please tell us about that person who makes your home, school or community special.

Contact the SAYF awards team

South Ayrshire Youth Forum

South Ayrshire Council
John Pollock Centre
Mainholm Road

Tel: 01292 559390
Twitter: @SAYouthForum
Facebook: SAYForum

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