Nominations are open for the Sunderland Young Achievers' Awards 2021!

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The search for Sunderland's most inspiring young people is on!

Now in their 29th year, the Sunderland Young Achievers' Awards celebrate the achievements of young people between the ages of 8 and 20 years old, recognising their bravery, talent and positive contributions to their communities.

There are two age ranges (8 to 13 years and 14 to 20 years) and various categories:

  • Music and Performing Arts
  • Personal Achievement
  • Service to the Community 
  • Academic Achievement 
  • Sport 
  • Young Carer
  • Volunteer
  • Young Apprentice
  • School Council
  • Anti-bullying Team

All winners and runners-up will be invited to a glittering awards presentation in July.

You can nominate a young person for the 2021 awards below. Nominations close at midnight on Friday 23 April.

Section 1 - Nominee Details
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Nominee's address
Section 2 - Nominator's Details
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Section 3 - Categories
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Section 4 - Reason for nomination

The Sunderland Young Achievers’ Awards are about recognising young people’s personal achievements. They are not simply about being ‘the best’ at something – they are about looking at achievements when measured against the starting point, or the circumstances surrounding the young person at the time.

Please give as much relevant information as possible – remember, the judges don’t know anything about your nominee and can only judge from the information you provide!

Using a minimum of 150 words, please state the reasons for your nomination. Where possible, please give examples of the nominee’s achievements and explain why they are deserving of an award.

Note: in the academic achievement category we are not looking for the person who has achieved the highest grades – we are looking for a personal achievement in the academic field.