Dumfries & Galloway Youth Awards 2023 Launched

We are delighted to announce that the DG Youth Awards are back for 2023. This year the annual awards evening will once again take place at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries on Thursday 23 November and will focus on celebrating the amazing achievements of young people aged 12–25 in Dumfries and Galloway.

Finlay Anderson, Chairperson of Dumfries and Galloway Youth Council said: “It is great to see that Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards are back once again for 2023. The awards are a significant event for young people across the region and has built up a strong reputation for celebrating the personalities, talents and achievements of our young people. I look forward to hearing about the inspiring stories of young people from across Dumfries and Galloway this year.”

Chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Communities Committee, Councillor Ian Blake said: “Each year, the DG Youth Awards confirm the dedication, commitment, and determination from young people the length and breadth of our region who are doing incredible things to improve the lives of their peers within their local communities and across Dumfries and Galloway. Our Council is incredibly proud to play a part in showcasing how great the young people of our region are.”

Nominations open today and if you know a young person, youth worker or organisation in Dumfries and Galloway who you think is deserving of recognition, you can submit a nomination from now until the closing date of Monday 23 October.

The categories for this year’s main awards are:

1. Sport
2. Culture, Arts and Entertainment
3. Young Volunteer
4. Young Change Maker
5. Unsung Hero
6. Equality
7. Group of the Year
8. Youth Worker of the Year (Paid)
9. Youth Worker of the Year (Voluntary)
10. Young Enterprise and Business Award
11. Dumfries and Galloway Young Person of the Year

More information on each of the awards and how to nominate can be found at: www.dgyouthawards.com

Vice Chair of Communities Committee, Councillor Jackie McCamon said: “I am truly delighted that our annual Youth Awards event is back again this year. It provides us with an opportunity to thank the organisations, youth leaders and youth workers who are constantly going above and beyond to support our region’s young people and communities, it is immensely important that we acknowledge and celebrate this. Please nominate today and give them the recognition they deserve!”

The DG Youth Awards are sponsored by The Crichton Trust and fully funded by 10,000 Voices In Action and the National Lottery.