The Positive for Youth Awards are run by young people for young people and our way of recognising and rewarding outstanding youth contribution to our Three Global Goals of Educational Innovation, Empowering Everyone and Environmental Rejuvenation. In it’s fifth year, the awards seek nominations for outstanding young people who are inspiring others in their local communities through individual contribution and projects for change. The awards offer exciting opportunities for winners to be mentored and developed by some of the most inspirational people from across all industries.
Background to the Awards
The Positive for Youth Awards were established in 2012 as part of Legacy Project which is the charity arm of RoundTable Global. Positive for Youth as a concept was created by Patron of the awards and MP, Tim Loughton while Minister for Children to provide support and resources that would empower young people across the UK. Positive for Youth is an initiative focused on bringing light to the fantastic contribution that this generation brings to community and culture which is often over looked.
The awards are for individuals and groups aged 13-25 nominated within the specific categories below. Winners will receive an exciting bespoke learning or educational experience from the award sponsors plus 1:1 coaching and mentoring and the opportunity to get involved with RoundTable Global youth projects.
The London awards will be run on the Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula Wednesday 2nd August from 4pm and will include a line up of inspiring speakers and exciting live performances.
Awards categories, how to nominate, quotes from previous sponsors and media from the last award winners can be found below.
Nominations are assessed by a group of independent youth judges who are supported by mentors but ultimately decide on who the winners should be. Winners for each category will be invited to attend the awards ceremony with live performances and presentations in August 2017. Nomination deadline is 24th July.
If you know an inspiring young person that you think should be nominated for an award or would like to pledge your support or sponsorship of an award please let us know:
For more details on the sponsors, any specific criteria for the awards and what the winners will recieve please follow the category links below. You can also nominate from these pages.
Please check back for more details on the LA P4YA in the next few days.
‘The Ultimate Seminar sees the Positive Youth Awards as a vital tool in motivating the generation of day to reach their goals and dreams. The day highlights the importance of recognising and bringing to the forefront those that have achieved so much while enabling them to get further support’.
“BCE look forward to an ongoing partnership with P4Y awards – its such a fantastic event and opportunity to celebrate young peoples success in an ever more challenging landscape to grow and flourish”
“It’s been a fantastic experience partnering with Positive For Youth for the second year running, it’s exactly what my charity stands for, giving young people the platform to shine and be acknowledged for their greatness, looking forward to working on next years event” London Urban Arts Academy
The winner of the Entrepreneur Award was Alex Thraves who first started filming and editing short films around the age of 14 when he was studying films at school. http://alexthraves.tv/
Breakthrough Artist Award
The winners of the Breakthrough Artist Award were Maverick and Malachi who have only been performing together for 20 months and combine super conscious lyrics with genre jumping beat box.
Outstanding Young Adult
The winner of this award was a young man who was nominated many times and has a huge groundswell of support for his work. He has been inspiring other young people to get into music and acting as a way of staying out of trouble and helping them onto a positive path of creativity and artistic expression. The winner was Craige Middleburg.
Outstanding Achievement Award
The winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award was Tabrae Mohamad Bahrami who is a remarkable young man who has incredible strength as an individual and his flow and musicality is beyond his years. His music shares not only his struggles as a young person but also the political hardships that young people go through in society around the world.
Peer in Arts Award
The winner of the Peer in Arts Award was Dasharn Anderson who is an amazing success story of a young person from a single parent background in London that has really taken his passion for the arts to allow him to drive forward in life.
Inspirational Lyrics Award
The winner of the Inspirational Lyrics Award was Keiran Cheshire who is a young man who used to get in trouble all of the time at school and has used music and song writing as a therapy to help him stay focused and out of trouble. His inspirational lyrics when he performs speak for themselves. https://soundcloud.com/kizzmonsta
Diversity & Inclusion Award
The winners of the Diversity & Inclusion Award were Haringey Shed who are an inclusive theatre and performing arts company for children and young people aged between 7-16 years old. They provide a range of term time after school activities and holiday programmes as well as outreach work in the community.
Outstanding Achievement Award
The winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award was Vicky Balch, , a young lady who has been nominated for her outstanding bravery after being involved in the terrible accident at Alton Towers; not only is she outstandingly brave but she has been there for others while they have been recovering from their own traumas.
Community Impact Award
The winners of last years Community Impact Award were Free Your Mind Campaign who were nominated for improving young people’s access to mental health services at a local level. Founder of the initiative Kai Moore was keen to address stigma and challenge the taboo and stereotypes associated with young people’s mental health.
The winner of last years Inspire Award was Hayley Mulenda. Hayley is just 18 years old. She was nominated for her school mentoring project ‘Inspire a Dream’ and also for the fact that at such a young age she managed to build her own registered motivational speaking company, promoting education to school children all over the uk.