Nominations sought for Young Scot Award

Young Scot, the national youth information and citizenship agency for Scotland, wants to hear about unsung heroes in Aberdeenshire who have made a difference. Nominations are now open for the Young Scot Awards 2011, sponsored by The Co-operative Foundation, which celebrate the achievements of 12 - 22 year olds who have made a positive impact on their community and the lives of others.

Young Scot has worked since 2006 to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Scotland’s young people. Young Scot is urging the public to nominate now before the closing date on 18th February 2011.

There are 13 categories from Sport to Diversity and Citizenship, Enterprise, Community and Volunteering. Nominations are open to individuals and groups aged from 12-22. Three finalists in each of the 13 categories will be selected and will be invited to the glittering awards ceremony in Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel on 7th April 2011 where the winners will be revealed.

This year sees a special new category introduced to the Awards. The “Truth About Youth” category is open to any young person or youth group who is working to challenge and change negative perceptions of young people in their community and is part of the wider “Truth About Youth” project that the Co-operative Foundation is running across the UK with partners such as Young Scot.

For further information and to nominate a young person or group, please visit www.youngscotawards.co.uk <http://www.youngscotawards.co.uk/> before 18th February 2011.