Commonwealth Youth Awards 2018
The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work 2018 aim to raise the profile of young people and highlight the contribution they are making towards developing a fairer, sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for the Commonwealth. This special edition of the awards will coincide with the Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) preceding the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, April, 2018 under the theme “Towards a Common Future” and will highlight the contribution that young people are making throughout the Commonwealth, in areas such as poverty alleviation, conflict resolution and prevention, democracy and environmental preservation. The Commonwealth Youth Awards give international, regional and national recognition and support to those young men and women who have demonstrated young peoples capacity and potential to make positive contributions to their communities, nations and the world at large. Young people are not passive beneficiaries of development and spectators to programmes and of policies that affect their development, but rather are integrally involved in the process of change as they continue to work side by side with decision makers as key actors and stakeholders contributing to national development.
The young people who will receive this award should demonstrate measurable/tangible impact through their development work.
The main Objectives of the Commonwealth Youth Awards are to:-
Awards will be decided on the basis of:
There will be four finalists per Commonwealth region with the top entry receiving the Regional Winner Award and the top regional winner receiving the Pan Commonwealth Award and to be named the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2018.
The 16 Regional finalists will each receive a £1,000 grant, a trophy and a certificate.
The 4 Regional Winners will receive an additional £2,000 (a total of £3,000) a trophy and a certificate
The Pan Commonwealth Winner will receive an additional £2000 (a total of £5,000) a trophy and a certificate.
The 4 Regional Winners will be invited to receive their awards at an official ceremony in London, United Kingdom during the Commonwealth Youth Forum, 16-18 April 2018.
Deadline: 14th December, 2017
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