Nominations are being sought for a county-wide award that recognizes the special achievements of young people.
The High Sheriff of Lancashire's Young Citizen of the Year Awards take place every year and involve the High Sheriff inviting applications to a competition to find a young person aged up to 21 who has helped either their local neighbourhood, an individual, family member or local organisation.
This year, High Sheriff Jeremy Gorick, wants to hear about all kinds of projects; projects that help make local communities safer and better places to live; those which help to regenerate deprived areas; or those which help people to build confidence and unlock their true potential.
BAE Systems are once again title sponsor for this year’s Awards, and are proud to be associated with the scheme.
BAE’s Ian Wood, Operations Director - Combat Air and Site Director of Samlesbury, said: “We know from previous entries across the years that there are a great number of young people in the county who make an outstanding contribution to the communities in which they live.
“It is on that basis, that we are tremendously proud to support these awards and extremely keen to encourage people to put nominations forward.”
The scheme is being administered by the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC) on behalf of the High Sheriff and the closing date for nominations is 31st January 2013.
Winners and runners up are selected by the High Sheriff and a panel of judges from LANPAC, Lancashire Constabulary, BAE Systems and former High Sheriff Rodney Swarbrick, who initiated this Award.
All finalists will be invited to attend a presentation at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters in Spring 2013 when the winner will receive £250 plus a specially commissioned trophy and certificate from Lancashire’s High Sheriff and Chief Constable. 2 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.
• Application forms are available online at www.lanpac.co.uk; alternatively they are available from the LANPAC office on 01772 412733 or they can be collected from local police stations or downloaded at www.lancashire.police.uk