Finalists for Prestigious 2022 Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards Announced

The Dumfries and Galloway Youth Awards received over 100 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 in 2022.

The finalists in each award category are:

Culture and the Arts
• Lilah Merrel – Lochmaben
• Mia Osbourne – Thornhill
• Scott McCrosson – Moffat

• Climate Change Group – Ecclefechan
• Dumfries & Galloway Citizens Panel Young Volunteers
• Summerhill Community Centre

• Finlay Anderson – Minnigaff
• Peer Project – Dalbeattie
• Young Women’s Network DG Steering Group – Regionwide

Health and Wellbeing
• CAMHS Youth Forum – Regionwide
• Nicole Colligan – Dalbeattie
• The Toon – Dumfries

• Ben Henderson – Dalbeattie
• Daniel Mitchell – Lockerbie
• Jade Kirkpatrick – Dumfries

• Katy McGowan – Newton Stewart
• Millenium U14 Girls Team – Stranraer
• Sara Jane Gibson – Stranraer

Youth Work Project
• Cyber Resillience Project – Dumfries
• Finley Rodgerson – Dumfries
• Young Hands – Kirkconnel

Unsung Hero
• Alisha McKinnel – Annan
• Morven Thom – Kirkcudbright
• Connor Donowho – Dumfries

Inspiring Voice
• Alasdair Marshall – Crocketford
• Digital Peer Educators – Dumfries
• Sarah Lunney – Ecclefechan

Youth Worker of the Year
• Anthony Taylor – Dumfries
• Mark Dawson – Dumfries
• Cara Hyles – Upper Nithsdale

Councillor Archie Dryburgh, Chair of Communities Committee 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 24 November. 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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