4Uth awards: Fortnight left to nominate young stars

31 May 2018

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There are just two weeks left for nominations to be received for this year’s 4Uth awards.

Nottinghamshire County Council’s annual 4Uth awards recognise the outstanding achievements of young people across the county in a variety of different areas such as caring for others, making a vital contribution within a local community and overcoming adversity.

The closing date for nominations is Friday, June 15.

Following this date, district youth panels will shortlist three top nominees and select district winners who will then receive their awards at a special ceremony at County Hall on Friday, October 26. During that evening, the overall countywide winner will be named.

Councillor Kay Cutts, Nottinghamshire County Council Leader, and Councillor Tracey Taylor, Committee Vice-Chairman for Children and Young People’s Services, will help judge the overall winner of the 4Uth awards.

Councillor Cutts said: “There is still time for people to nominate a young person. We are keen to hear from anyone who is able to promote the special achievements of someone young they know. The 4Uth awards help to recognise these achievements in our local communities and across the county.”

Councillor Taylor said: “Every year we receive dozens of nominations and each entry has a fascinating story behind it. The 4Uth awards are a real celebration of young talent and achievement.”

Kaitlin Rose was named as the county-wide winner of last year’s 4Uth award on the awards night after being selected by a judging panel.

Some of this year’s nominees include:

· Ashfield – Aisha Shamsaldeen, who has overcome bullying and is a valued Member of Youth Parliament.

· Bassetlaw – Joe Lister, a keen sportsperson who has not let recent heart problems stop him achieving his goals.

· Broxtowe – Luca Pandur, a well-respected member of her local youth club, who has helped others following the death of a close friend.

· Gedling – Rhiannon Whitmore, who has been involved in many events and activities to promote her local youth centre.

· Mansfield – Andrew Johncock, who is the current British Brazilian Jujitsu champion for his age group and weight class.

· Newark and Sherwood – Alicya-Shai Green-Wyld, who has been through a challenging childhood and is a real asset to her youth club.

· Rushcliffe – Harry Royle, has overcome a difficult year and has been involved in lots of activities at his local youth club.

For more details about the awards visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/4uth and #4Uth

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