Call for Nominations: The 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year

Call for Nominations: The 2019 Commonwealth Young Person of the Year
It's time again for the Commonwealth Youth Award, an award in which Commonwealth offers exceptional young people who are making a difference in their communities chances to win a many amazing prizes.
Nominations are opening for the 2019 edition of the awards, which includes a cash grant and a trip to attend the awards ceremony in London next March, during Commonwealth Week.
style="display: block; text-align: center;">This year's Youth Awards will be taking place during the same week as International Youth Day – which is the United Nation’s annual celebration of the role of young people in creating positive change across the world. The theme of the Day is ‘Safe Spaces for Youth’. It focuses on protecting young people’s dignity and safety and helping them to make valuable contributions to development work, particularly in relation to the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Sixteen finalists will be shortlisted from four Commonwealth regional categories: 
Africa and Europe; 
✓ Asia; 
✓ the Caribbean and 
✓ Canada; and 
✓ the Pacific. 
A winner will be selected from each region, and one exceptional entrant will be awarded the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year.

Location of Award

United Kingdom

What Participants Will Benefit

✓ The finalists will receive a trophy, a certificate and cash grants to help them continue their development work.
✓ All finalists will be awarded £1,000 each.
✓ Each selected regional winner will receive an additional £2,000, bringing their total win to £3000, ✓ The Commonwealth Young Person of the Year will also receive an additional cash grant of £2,000, bringing her/his total award to £5000.
✓ The award gives the nominees a global platform to promote their innovations, and some funding to help them scale up their development projects.

Who Is Eligible

✓ Nominees must be aged 15 to 29 years;
✓ Nominees must be a citizen of a Commonwealth member country;
✓ Applicants must have been engaged in development work for more than 12 months – either in a professional or voluntary capacity
✓ Nominees must have a strong track record of implementing innovative ideas and linking their development work and its impact to one of the 17 SDGs;
✓ Nominees must have demonstrated an understanding of the importance of youth engagement in key areas of development.
✓ Entrants can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone who is not a relative and who can testify to their work.

Eligible Regions

AllCommonwealth Member Countries

How To Apply

Entrants are required to apply online through the given link.

Application Deadline

Applications will be closed on October 31, 2018

 Apply Now

To find out more,please visit TheCommonWealth.org.

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