The North East Young People’s Awards, now in their ninth year, is the region’s biggest young people’s awards ceremony. Each year, young people and supporters from across the region come together to recognise and celebrate all the hard work and fantastic contributions 11-25 year-olds make throughout the year.
The event is organised by staff at Youth Focus: North East and a voluntary group of young people on behalf of young people and supporters across the region. Young volunteers contribute their time to help plan and deliver the awards, and have been at the heart of the event each year.
The North East Young People’s Awards reach a network of over 1500 organisations and professional across the region. We hand out a number of awards throughout the evening across a range of categories. This year, the award categories are:
Best Environmental Project 2018
Best Social Action Project 2018
Best New Youth Project 2018
Best Youth Project 2018
Making Connections Award 2018
Young Community Champion 2018
Young Volunteer of the year 2018
Young Employee of the year 2018
Inspirational Young Person of the year 2018