Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards – Finalists Revealed

The Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards received over 200 nominations across all categories and after a well contested judging process, the finalists for the Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards have been revealed. The awards are being held to recognise and celebrate the involvement, dedication and incredible achievements of young people across Dumfries and Galloway and are a major part of the legacy from 2018 Year of Young People.

The finalists in each award category are:

• Culture and the Arts
o Fraser Kemp and Kieron Chisholm – Kirkcudbright
o Isla Ginnelly – Kirkcudbright
o Tara Burnett – Newton Stewart

• Enterprise and Regeneration
o Idiom – Dumfries
o Lyle Hamilton – Dumfries
o Back to School – One Stop Shop – Dumfries

• Equality and Discrimination
o Connor Johnstone – Annan
o LGBT Regional Gathering Steering Group – Dumfries
o Lucy Forteath – Dumfries

• Health and Wellbeing
o Hannah Jack – Annan
o Oasis Parkour Group – Dumfries
o The Toon Productions – Dumfries

• Participation
o Allana Hardie – Stranraer
o Hayden Shaw – Annan
o Hannah Birse – Creetown

• Sports
o Lucy Gaw – Newton Stewart
o Kian Govan – Stranraer
o Zach Nicholson – Lockerbie

• Youth Work Excellence
o Scene 1 Take 1 – Dumfries
o Moffat Warhammer Group – Moffat
o Community Volunteers Programme – Wigtown

• Youth Worker of the Year
o Alison Hill – Dumfries
o Alison Johnstone – Dumfries
o Lisa Martin – Wigtown

Councillor Adam Wilson, Dumfries and Galloway’s Young People’s Champion said,

The high number and quality of applications received for our Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards are a testimony to the fantastic work young people are involved right across the region. The young people shortlisted are all deserving of the awards, and I look forward to the awards night in November.”

The Awards evening will be held in Easterbrook Hall, on Thursday 21 November and are kindly sponsored by The Crichton Trust and fully funded by Young Start Lottery Fund. The evening promises to be an excellent celebration of the successes and achievements of our young people, with exciting entertainment by local young people and of course the main awards ceremony.

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