The High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2013
THE SEARCH is on to find Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2013 as part of a countywide competition.
Lancashire’s current High Sheriff Ann Dean wants to hear about all kinds of projects; from those that help make local communities safer and better places to live to those which help to regenerate deprived areas, or those which help people to build confidence and unlock their true potential.
The High Sheriff of Lancashire's Young Citizen of the Year Awards take place every year and involve the High Sheriff inviting applications to find a young person, ideally aged up to age 21, who has helped either their local neighbourhood, an individual, family member or local organisation.
BAE Systems are once again the title sponsor for this year’s awards, and are happy to be supporting the scheme.
Ian Wood, Site Director at BAE Systems, said: “We are still extremely proud to be associated with the Lancashire Young Citizen of the Year.
“It is great to be part of a scheme that recognises and celebrates young people’s achievements and acknowledges the contribution that they make to their communities.
“Young people can often be portrayed in a negative way but the fact is, troublemakers are in the minority, and they are far outweighed by the thousands of youngsters who make a valuable contribution to their communities each day.
“We are tremendously proud to support these awards and are extremely keen to encourage people to put nominations forward.”
Winners and runners up are selected by the High Sheriff and a panel of judges from the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC), Lancashire Constabulary, BAE Systems and the former High Sheriff Rodney Swarbrick, who initiated the award.
Lancashire Constabulary’s Chief Constable Steve Finnigan said: “I can’t wait to see what fantastic entries we get this year.
“The great work of youngsters in Lancashire never ceases to amaze me and it is right that we recognise their worthy actions.”
All finalists will be invited to attend a presentation at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters in March 2014 when the winner will receive £250 plus a specially commissioned trophy and certificate from Lancashire’s High Sheriff and Chief Constable Steve Finnigan.
Two runners up will also receive £100 and a certificate.
Approval of a parent or guardian is needed for the nomination, subsequent publicity and any future events involving the finalists.
The scheme is being administered by the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime charity on behalf of the High Sheriff and the closing date for nominations is 31st January 2014.
Application forms can be completed online BY FOLLOWING THIS LINK. Alternatively, they are available from the LANPAC office which can be contacted on 01772 412372 or they can be collected from local police stations.