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December 16th 2016

Help recognise Leicestershire’s finest teenagers

LLYP 2017 Logo

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Leicester is urging cadets from Leicestershire to get their nominations in for her Young Person of the Year awards for 2017.

Jennifer, Lady Gretton, The Queen’s representative in the county, holds the celebration to recognise impressive 13 to 19-year-olds.

The 2017 awards are now open for nominations, and Lady Gretton wants you to nominate someone to be in line for the prizes worth £500 which are presented at a special ceremony.

There’s four categories for whom you can nominate someone. They are:

  • A Young Braveheart
  • A Young Volunteer
  • A Young Sportsperson
  • A Young Artist

The closing date to nominate someone for these four categories is 31 January 2017.

LLA 2017 Fiinalists

LLA 2017 Fiinalists

Nominations can be made here.

There’s also a special category for this year to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

  • A Young Investigator

This award will be given to someone who investigates and presents a piece of creative research using any method including video, podcast, blog, or report. The project must be inspired by the story of the 5th Northern General Hospital – now the Fielding Johnson Building at the University of Leicester.

Entries for the Young Investigator of the Year are welcome until 17 February 2017 with the nomination form available here.

Lady Gretton, Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, said: “I am delighted to open the nominations for the 2017 awards.  Having led the awards for more than a decade now, I look forward each year to hearing about the remarkable efforts of our young people and their outstanding endeavours.

“As ever, the award categories highlight bravery, creativity, strength of spirit and selflessness – which can inspire us all in Leicester and Leicestershire.”

To find out more about the awards or to nominate a young person go online at: www.leicestershire.gov.uk/llawards or email lieutenancyoffice@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 305 6053.

"Having led the awards for more than a decade now, I look forward each year to hearing about the remarkable efforts of our young people and their outstanding endeavours."