It’s time for the twelfth annual Red Cross Humanitarian Awards celebrating the most inspirational young people in society.
Young people are doing amazing things every day. From first-aid to fundraising, they are going above and beyond to help their local communities. In order to celebrate these amazing young people, the Red Cross is inviting people to submit nominations for its Humanitarian Award for children and young people.
The event, sponsored by Canon recognises both individuals and groups of young people aged 25 and under who go out of their way to help others. There are four categories for the awards; volunteering, first-aid, fundraising and community action and anyone under the age of 25 can be nominated. The nominations process is simple and easy and nominees are encouraged to submit a photo or video along with their entry and really bring to life the work they have done.
At a time when young people get so much negative press it is really important to remember that young people can make a difference too. Previous nominees include a boy, who aged just 13, slept outside every day for a year to try and raise money for his local Scouts organisation. He raised £7,000. Safe to say he won.
As the awards are sponsored by Canon, there is also a photography competition run alongside that anyone under the age of 25 can enter. This year’s theme is “making a difference matters”. Entries will be judged by a panel including experts from Canon, with prizes awarded in two age categories, 17 and under, and 18 to 25. The awards ceremony takes place in the House of Commons, and all short-listed nominees are invited to attend.