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It's time to nominate youngsters who make a big impression

If you know someone aged 14-25 who is an inspiration, why not nominate them for a prestigious South Ayrshire Youth Forum Award.  

The awards celebrate the efforts and achievements of youngsters living in South Ayrshire who are realising their goals and helping communities. These stand out people go out of their way to help others. You could nominate a volunteer, who gives up their spare time or a talented musician who devotes themselves to entertaining others. There are a variety of categories which you can use to nominate and the form is quick and easy to use, so it only takes a few minutes to get these young people the recognition they deserve. A panel of judges will assess the nominations and 3 finalists from each category will be invited to attend the awards ceremony at Troon Concert Hall where the winner will be announced! Councillor William Grant, Lifelong Learning Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "We all know young people who are active in their communities and this is an opportunity to recognise their contributions. Some of the youngsters could be outstanding when it comes to sports or gifted artists and we want to hear all about them, so please get involved." Jessica Hartshorn, Chair of the Youth Forum said: "The awards are expanding every year to ensure that young people from across South Ayrshire are being recognised for their amazing efforts which can go unnoticed. The awards focus on young people and celebrate their successes." Categories include 'Learning and Development', 'Unsung Hero', 'Helping the Community in Sport''' or 'Volunteering'. Don't delay as the closing date for nominations is the 3rd November 2017 at 5pm Anyone can nominate a young person aged between 14 and 25 years who lives in South Ayrshire. For more information on the categories and to submit your nomination go to or call 01292 559390. The Youth Forum Awards Roadshow will be touring all South Ayrshire secondary schools. Details of the roadshow can be found at   


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