If you would like to see someone aged under 21 awarded for their bravery, kindness or for making a difference in their community during 2019, please hurry and nominate them today.

Applications for the Lancashire Young Citizen of the Year 2020 awards must be submitted by January 31st.

Finalists will be selected by the High Sheriff and a panel of judges from the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC), Lancashire Constabulary, the University of Central Lancashire and the former High Sheriff Rodney Swarbrick, who initiated the award.

They will then be invited to attend a presentation at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters in March 2020, where the winner will receive £500 along with a specially commissioned trophy and certificate from the High Sheriff and Chief Constable Andy Rhodes.

Two runners up will also receive £100 and a certificate.

Lancashire Constabulary’s Chief Constable, Andy Rhodes, said: “The Young Citizen Awards is always an inspirational and heart-warming event for me.

“It’s very humbling to hear about so many inspiring young people who are shaping our future.

“Driven by a real sense of public service, these young people often don’t recognise the difference they’re making, so the Young Citizen Awards is the perfect opportunity for us to thank and celebrate them.”

The High Sheriff of Lancashire, Ralph C Assheton TD DL, said: “I would like to receive as many nominations as possible, so that I can read about their good work. If you know someone who you think has made a real difference to their community then please complete an application and let us hear about it. The application can be for any positive contribution to local life."

Sponsored by the University of Central Lancashire, the countywide awards take place every year to celebrate the county’s most caring young residents. These could be people who have helped either their local neighbourhood, an individual, family member or local organisation.

Nomination forms can be completed online at https://www.lanpac.co.uk/nomination/.

For more information contact Al Yusuf or Anna Baybutt from LANPAC on 01772 412796.