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Awards categories and judging panel

Award categories

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Young people who live in Slough and are aged:

  • 11-19 or
  • up to 25 years old with learning difficulties or disabilities, or is a care leaver

can be nominated for an award.

If you are nominating a group of young people, for example a project group, sports team or band, the group must meet the above age and residency criteria to qualify.

Young people and/or groups can be nominated for an award in the following categories:

Young Artist Award - for a young person or group of young people that have excelled in the arts or enriched the cultural life of Slough. The nominee might be a writer, poet, musician or band, film maker, visual artist or performer or participate in any other art form. They may have set up or run a local arts group, organised an event in the town, or encouraged other young people to participate in arts activity.

Young Environmentalist Award (sponsored by Heathrow Airport) - for a young person or group of young people that have started an eco-friendly project, supported a project, or made a significant contribution to the environment in their local area. Examples could include helping animals, planting trees, encouraging others to be ‘eco-friendly’ or community clean-ups.

Young Inspiration Award (sponsored by Osborne Property Services) - for a young person who is a source of inspiration and pride. This could be a positive role model, a young person who has overcome a challenge or not let their situation hold them back in life.

Young Entrepreneur Award (sponsored by by The Porter Building) - for a young person or group of young people that have invented or created a product or been involved in a successful enterprise or business start up.

Young Sportsperson Award - for a young person or team who has excelled in Sport or promoted a Healthy Lifestyle.

Slough Voluntary Sector Awards, Young Volunteer of the Year Award - for a young person that has made a positive contribution to Slough through volunteering. They may have developed in a personal capacity, been keen to learn new skills, or shown particular enthusiasm for their role. Please include details of the amount of time involved, type of work they have been involved with and what makes them exceptional.

Judging panel

The judging panel will include an elected member and officer from Slough Borough Council, and representatives from:

  • Slough Association of Secondary Heads
  • Slough Voluntary Sector
  • Slough Youth Parliament
  • Youth Engagement Slough
  • Slough Business Community

The decisions of the judges are final and no correspondence will be entered into concerning the results. Submission of an entry implies agreement with this.


You can submit your Slough Youth Awards nomination using the online form. Nominations close 5pm on Friday 20 September 2019.

Contact us

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Contact Young People's Service

01753 875510

Platinum sponsors

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The Porter Building Slough logo

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SYA is supported by:

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