Dudley Council
Dudley Skyline

Celebrating our brightest stars

Dudley Youth Council is proud to announce that nominations are now open for the annual Dudley Youth Awards. Dudley Youth Awards aims to recognise and celebrate all the amazing young people in the borough for their hard work, dedication and achievements.

We need your help! Do you know a young person that deserves recognition for their hard work over the last year? Someone that always goes above and beyond? Maybe they have a creative talent that deserves to be celebrated, or they have had to overcome adversity? Maybe they have helped to improve their local area? Then why not nominate them for one of our awards?

Award Categories

This year, there are 10 Award Categories:

Creativity Award

Young people’s artistic and creative talent, whether it be art, drama, music or any form of creativity.

Sport Award

Young people’s sporting talents and achievements, whether its as an individual or as part of a team.

Contribution to School or Further Education Award

Young people’s learning and educational successes and achievements.

Environmental and Conservation Award

Young people who have helped in improving the environment and in making their community a greener place.

Inspiration Award - Overcoming Adversity

Inspiring young people who show incredible commitment, courage and determination when facing challenges.

Inspiration Award – Inspiring Others

Young people who are compassionate towards others and excellent role models.

Community, Charity and Voluntary Award - Group

For groups of young people who have made an impact together to the lives of others in the local community.

Leadership Award

Young people who have shown their leadership skills, styles and qualities in improving things for others.

Kindness award

This award recognises young people who have shown kindness to others, helping people out in a selfless way.

Inspiring Futures Award

This is the only award in the ceremony which adults can be nominated for. This is to recognise adults who make an outstanding contribution to a young person/ people. Only Young People can nominate in this category.

Nomination criteria

Only young people aged 11-19 (up to 25 with disabilities) can be nominated – unless it is for the inspiring futures award which is the only adult category.

Young people nominated must live or go to school in Dudley.

Closing date for nominations are 12th November 2021.

Shortlisting will take place 22nd November 2021. Short listed nominees and guests will be invited to the Dudley Youth Awards ceremony taking place 21st January 2022 at Dudley College. 

Talent Show

Would you like to showcase your talent at our annual Dudley Youth Awards?

Talent show acts wanted, aged 11-25 who live or go to school in Dudley borough.

Get in touch. Send your name, age and act: youthcouncil@dudley.gov.uk

Closing date 12th November 2021. Audition date/venue to be confirmed.