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Lancashire Young Citizen of the Year

Do you know a young person who has done something exceptional this year? Would you like to see someone awarded for their bravery, kindness or for making a difference in their community?

The search is on to find someone deserving of the 2021 Lancashire Young Citizen of the Year award and we need your help.

If you know someone or a group, aged 21 and or under, who has done something selfless for another person, organisation or their local community we want to hear from you.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 awards and can be submitted anytime up until 31st January 2021.

Winners and runners up will be selected by the High Sheriff of Lancashire Catherine Penny and a panel of judges from the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime Constabulary, the University of Central Lancashire and the former High Sheriff Rodney Swarbrick, who initiated the award.

The winner will receive £500 along with a specially commissioned trophy and certificate from the High Sheriff and Lancashire Police Chief Constable Andy Rhodes. Two runners up will also receive £100 and a certificate. 

The countywide awards take place every year to celebrate the county’s most caring young residents. These could be people who have helped either their local neighbourhood, an individual, family member or local organisation.

The University of Central Lancashire is sponsoring this year’s awards. The High Sheriff of Lancashire, Mrs Catherine Penny, said: “In the last four months in my role as High Sheriff of Lancashire I have been privileged to hear of many people who have been selfless and put themselves out to help others in the community. It is always particularly encouraging when one hears of young people who are doing exceptional things for the good of others.

“I am delighted to be involved in the Lancashire Young Citizen Award 2021 and I encourage those of you who know of a young person who you feel has done something which is worthy of recognition to nominate them.

Chief constable Andy Rhodes added: “We have a lot of inspirational young people in our county and every year we are impressed with the standard of the entries for the Young Citizen Awards. It’s humbling to hear about so many inspiring young people who are shaping our future. Driven by a real sense of public service, these young people often don’t recognise the difference they’re making, so these awards are the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate them.”

Approval of a parent or guardian is needed for the nomination, subsequent publicity and any future events involving the finalists.

Nomination forms can be completed online at:

For more information contact: Al Yusuf or Anna Baybutt from LANPAC on 01772 412796



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