Do you know a young person in Slough whose contribution to the community inspires you and deserves recognition? Now’s the time to speak up.

The Slough Youth Awards are returning with their first virtual awards ceremony, taking place from 7pm to 8.30pm on Friday, December 11.

It will be streamed on YouTube, and viewers can watch, celebrate and support in the comfort of their own homes and enjoy performances showcasing the talent of local young people.

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Nominations are opened on for young people aged 11 to 19 (up to 25 with learning difficulties, disabilities or care leavers) who live in Slough.

Young people can be nominated in one of the following categories: young artist, young environmentalist, young inspiration, young entrepreneur, young sportsperson and young volunteer/voluntary group of the year.

A young person can be nominated for more than one achievement/project in different categories and nominations should focus on a project or achievement that occurred between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020.

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Councillor Martin Carter, cabinet member for children and schools, said: “This year has shown us just how many amazing young people we have living in the borough.

"If you know a young person who deserves a nomination in any of the categories, please make sure you nominate them by 5pm on November 20. This is such an important awards ceremony to honour and recognise our young people’s efforts.”

This year’s awards are supported by the council’s young people’s service and Slough Youth Parliament and arose from the youth parliament’s manifesto commitment to raise the profile of young people in a positive way by celebrating their many achievements.

To find out more or to nominate a young person, visit Entry is free and the deadline for nominations is Friday, November 20 at 5pm.