Rotary in Britain and Ireland has partnered with WheelPower, the UK wheelchair sports charity, to create the Rotary Young Citizen WheelPower Sports Award – and we are looking for more nominations for 2019.
The purpose of the award is to recognise and highlight the achievements and contribution as a positive role model to others by a wheelchair sports participant or group.
Previous winners include Paralympians 17-year-old Kare Adenegan, and 22-year-old Samantha (Sammi) Kinghorn, Scottish World Champion wheelchair racer.
Many Rotary clubs know of young people who deserve recognition for being positive young role models.”
This award is part of the Rotary Young Citizen Awards, set up in 2006/07 to showcase and celebrate the positive citizenship and important responsibilities assumed by many young people under the age of 25.
An individual or group can be nominated for the award. This can include Interactors and Rotaractors.
Many Rotary clubs know of young people who deserve recognition for being positive young role models, so please nominate them.
They may also be involved running youth awards themselves or with the local authority or other organisations, so why not put these youngsters forward for a Rotary Young Citizen Award?
Nominees do not necessarily have to be working on a Rotary project to be eligible, they just have to be recognised by a local Rotary club as worthy of nomination.
A new award, the Rotary Young Citizen Peacemaker Award, reflecting Rotary’s area of focus on peace and conflict prevention/resolution, is being introduced for 2019.
This award will recognise young people aged under 25 who have made a significant contribution by building peace and understanding, whether in their school, through their local community, by for example helping tackle anti-social behavior and youth crime, or with a peace project internationally.
Winners of the Young Citizen Awards will be presented with their award by BBC TV presenter, Ellie Crisell, at the Rotary in Britain and Ireland Showcase in Nottingham on May 12th, 2019.
They will receive a trophy and certificate.
You can find out more about last year’s winners here.