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Who is your Rotary hero?

Who is your Rotary hero?

Nominations have opened for the Champions Awards and Rotary Young Citizen Award schemes, two of the biggest showcases for Rotary each year.

All roads point to Birmingham next May with the presentation of two of Rotary’s most prestigious awards.

The Champions Awards celebrates those within Rotary and outside who have gone the extra mile with humanitarian service projects both at home and internationally.

And the Rotary Young Citizen Awards celebrate the achievements of young people under the age of 25.

Nominations are now being sought for both of these award schemes, with the presentations due to be made at Volunteer Expo which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham next May.

The Champions Awards are split into two categories – Champions of Change for Rotarians and Community Champions for members of the public.

Rotary clubs in Great Britain & Ireland are able to nominate outstanding individuals in either category for their work in this country and abroad.

Last year’s Champions of Change and Community Champions were recognised for a host of activities in many fields, including tackling mental health, supporting refugees, providing clean water and alleviating poverty.

The closing date for nominations is January 5th 2020, and the presentation of the Champions Awards are being incorporated into a gala awards dinner at the Vox Conference Centre on Saturday, 2nd May 2020.

To find out more and to make a nomination, head to the Champions Awards page.

Winners of the 2019 Champions Awards at the ceremony in Nottingham.

The Rotary Young Citizen Awards continue remain a popular showcase for those under the age of 25 who have demonstrated their commitment to citizenship, goodwill and understanding through various activities.

With a deadline of February 14th 2020, there are also two special categories which are now open for nomination – the Rotary Young Citizen Sporting Hero Award and the Peacemaker Award.

To find out more about the Young Citizen Awards scheme and download the nomination form, visit the Young Citizen Awards page. Please note, this page is only accessible to Rotary members. If you are not a member of Rotary but believe you have someone worthy of nomination, please use our Club Finder tool to contact your local club.

Last year’s winners were truly inspirational

Club and district engagement with the Rotary Young Citizen Awards has been growing over the past , with more Rotarians getting involved with this amazing scheme.

Organisers are hoping that even more of the Rotary community will nominate the outstanding young people in their area in 2019/20 and give them the national recognition that they deserve.