4Uth Awards 2020: nominations open to celebrate inspirational young people
Nominations for this year’s 4Uth awards have now opened. 2020 marks the 10th year of the awards, which celebrate the achievements of young people from all over the county.
Nottinghamshire County Council holds the awards every year, to recognise the achievements of people aged 11-25. Previous winners have often overcome major challenges in their lives, such as bereavement, trauma and illness, and have raised thousands for charity, cared for friends and relatives, and helped others.
This year, the awards will recognise young people who have responded positively to the impact of COVID-19, helping their friends, families or their communities, during the pandemic.
Nominations are welcome from anyone, including friends, family, schools, youth groups, or voluntary organisations. Anyone who lives in Nottinghamshire is eligible, if they are aged between 11-19, or up to 25 for disabled people. This year, both groups and individuals can be nominated, and those nominating are being encouraged to send in short video clips talking about the person or people they think should receive an award.
Full details of eligibility, and how to send in nominations, are available online: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/4uthnominations2020. The deadline for nominations is 30 November 2020.
Nottinghamshire County Council Leader, Councillor Kay Cutts MBE, said: “2020 has been a difficult year for many of us, as we deal with the impact of the coronavirus. I know that people across the county have risen to the challenge, supporting each other, their loved ones, and their communities.
“This year marks the 10th anniversary of our 4Uth Awards, which are our way of highlighting and rewarding the remarkable contributions made by young people in Nottinghamshire.
Over the last ten years we have had hundreds of nominations, telling the inspirational stories of so many young people, and it is important that we continue to celebrate their achievements.
I’m very proud of our previous winners, and I look forward to hearing more about this year’s candidates. If you know of someone who you think deserves an award, please let us know.”