Medway Youth Awards

The Medway Youth Awards is an annual event that aims to recognise and celebrate the achievements of young people and the adults who support them across Medway.

Co-presented by Medway Youth Council, this type of celebration promotes the positive contribution of children and young people to our community. This has an impact on people’s feelings of safety and wellbeing, as well as tackling negative stereotypes and labelling of young people.

By promoting achievements and contributions, we hope to encourage young people to make positive choices that help them avoid crime and anti-social behaviour.

Tickets to the Medway Youth Awards

The 2019 Medway Youth Awards will take place on Tuesday 9 July 2019 at Gillingham Football Club.

At the awards ceremony you will get the chance to enjoy:

  • dinner and drinks
  • performances from talented young people

You can buy tickets for the event by emailing youth.awards@medway.gov.uk or by using the Medway Youth Council form.

Tickets cost £40.

Nominating a young person or adult who support young people

If you know an amazing young person who gives that little bit more, has overcome difficulties or has shown courage and resilience you can nominate them for the awards.

For the Medway Youth Awards, we look for young people aged 11 to 18 who go to a school, a youth club or live or work in Medway.

As part of our celebration we recognise adults in our community for their leadership, commitment and inspiration in working with young people.

If you know an exceptional coach or mentor, innovative youth work or a teacher who goes above and beyond to support their pupils, nominate them today!

How to make a nomination

Nominations open on Friday 1 March 2019 and close on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

Make a nomination

For more information email youth.awards@medway.gov.uk.

Nomination categories

This year's categories include:

  • Community Action
  • Courage and Inspiration Award
  • Creative Arts Award
  • Learning and Achieving Award
  • Sporting and Physical Achievement Award
  • Young Volunteer Award (young person only)
  • Personal Challenge and Development Award (New this year)
  • Team Recognition (New this year)
  • Youth Worker of the Year (adult only)

2018 Medway Youth Award winners

We would like to congratulate all of the 2018 nominees, finalists and winners who made a difference in their personal and professional lives.

View the full list of winners