Welcome to the Medway Youth Awards

The Medway Youth awards aim to recognise and celebrate the achievements of young people.

This year’s awards are supported by the Medway Youth Council, Medway Youth Service and our Partners Gillingham Football Club and Questor Insurance

The awards ceremony will take place from 6.30-9.00pm on Tuesday 10th July 2018 at The Priest fields Conference and Banqueting Suite.

The ceremony will include dinner and performances from talented local young people.

We hope you will be inspired to nominate a young person for an Award ensuring they receive the wider recognition that their skills, talents and achievements deserve.

We are looking for nominations for young people who attend a school or youth club, live or work in Medway. Anyone from the age of 11 to 18 (up to 24 for a young person with additional needs) can be nominated.

As part of our celebration, we believe that it takes a village to raise a child and for this reason we want to recognise those adults in our community whose commitment is helping inspire the next generation along their journey. We are looking for an exceptional coach or mentor, innovative youth work or a teacher who goes above and beyond to support their pupils

Nominations will open on 1st March and can be completed online here or by post to Medway Youth Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR

Nominations close on 30th April.

For tickets to the event, and sponsorship opportunities please email:

The six youth & adult categories are:

The Gordon Priestman Award For young people involved in Community Action

This is aimed at someone who is involved in work that helps their community. We want to be able to recognise the contribution and commitment of young people living in Medway.

The Courage and Inspiration Award

This award would be for individuals who demonstrate courage in coping with adversity this can be illness or disability. They will be an inspiration to other young people.

The Learning and achieving Award

We want to recognise those have worked hard to develop their learning, this is for those who have strived and have gone beyond what is expected from them and their peer groups. The young person must have done something that makes them stand out in their particular area of learning or study. This can be in how they have developed their particular area of knowledge, or by the work they have produced.

The Sporting and Physical Achievement Award

The young person must have done their best to improve or develop their ability or achievement; they should demonstrate all of the attributes of a good sportsperson, including fair play and commitment. They will be a role model to other young people.

The Young Volunteer Award

To qualify they must not be in receipt of any income or wages for the work or activity which is being recognised .The activity or work may support or benefit a Medway community this can include people or the environment. The activity or work can be for a continuous provision or a one of event and can be for individuals or groups.

The Creative Arts Category

This award would be for individuals. We want to be able to recognise the amazing young people living in Medway who have produced any form of creative work. We also want to include those who have developed skills in supporting those engaged in the arts or creativity for example back stage support, costumes etc. The young person must have done something that makes them stand out in their particular area of the creative arts. This can be in how they have developed their particular skill or knowledge, or by work that they have undertaken to produce a creative work.

To access an Adult Form click here
To access a Young Person form click here

Nomination Form

Please fill in the information of the person you would like to nominate:

Please fill in your own information:

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