National Youth Work Awards 2018 winners announced

Forty-six outstanding youth workers and youth work projects were celebrated at this year's National Youth Work Awards at the Crowne Plaza Glasgow, with 14 winners crowned and another seven long-serving youth workers inducted to our Lifetime Achievement community.

Our National Youth Work Awards 2018 celebrated Scotland’s first-ever Year of Young People. Co-designed with a talented group of young people, the ceremony showcased the amazing talents and impact of youth workers on the lives of young people in Scotland. A BIG thank you to the co-design group for their time, hard work, and ideas which helped make the night a huge success.

Meet our National Youth Work Award winners for 2018:

Overall Winner

Matilda Lomas – Girlguiding Scotland

Community-Based Youth Work, sponsored by Youth Scotland

Matilda Lomas – Girlguiding Scotland

Finalists: RASAC Youth Ambassadors, Perth & Kinross and Danielle Fitzpatrick, Callander Youth Project Trust

Digital Youth Work, sponsored by Sky Academy

Darran Gillan - Paisley YMCA

Finalists: The SCRATCH Group, North Ayrshire and #TransplantStories Project, North Lanarkshire

Equality and Diversity, sponsored by YouthLink Scotland

Haggeye – RNIB Scotland

Finalists: Dionne Griffiths, North Ayrshire and Julie Ann Lyons, LGBT Youth Scotland

Inspirational Leader, sponsored by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scotland

Neil Young – St Paul’s Youth Forum, Glasgow

Finalists: Sue Walker, Girlguiding Scotland and Kevin Wells, East Ayrshire Council

Mental Health and Wellbeing, sponsored by Mental Health Foundation Scotland and NHS Health Scotland

Arran Youth Foundations, Isle of Arran

Finalists: Julie Middlemiss Brown, YouthBorders and See Me Youth Champions

Skills for Life, sponsored by SQA

Jamie Proudfoot – Callander Youth Project Trust

Finalists: Alpha Venture Employability Project, East Ayrshire and SWAYED by Youth Work, Glasgow

Supporting Attainment, sponsored by Education Scotland

Katie Mackay – The Prince’s Trust

Finalists: Renfrewshire Council's Outdoor Learning Team and Heather McCormick, East Ayrshire Council

Team of the Year, sponsored by CLD Standards Council for Scotland

Youth Enquiry Service, Dumfries

Finalists: Perth & District YMCA and Team PEEK (Possibilities for Each and Every Kid)

Time to Shine Arts and Creativity, sponsored by Creative Scotland

Caroline Burnside – Ydance (Scottish Youth Dance)

Finalists: HYPE Programme, West Lothian  and Vertigo Theatre Group, South Lanarkshire

Volunteer of the Year, sponsored by Young Scot

Zoe Mason – See Me

Finalists: Coral Riddell, The Prince's Trust and Katie Horsburgh, Girlguiding Scotland

Youth Participation, sponsored by Scottish Government

Beth Logan - Care Experienced Young People Advocacy, North Lanarkshire 

Finalists: Elizabeth Sullivan, North Ayrshire Council and David Donaldson, Aberdeenshire Young Travellers

Young Youth Worker of the Year, sponsored by SCQF Partnership

Kareen Stewart – Who Cares? Scotland

Finalists: David MacKnight, North Ayrshire Council and Otto Cox, Fife Council

Youth Worker of the Year, sponsored by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Gayle Finlay – Dumfries & Galloway Council. On the evening, we tweeted out this Award with the wrong winning surname. Our sincere apologies to Gayle.

Finalists: Laura Sharpe, See Me Scotland and Johnny Hendry, Aberlour

Lifetime Achievement Awards and Fellowship of YouthLink Scotland

Graham Haddock - Scouts Scotland
Maureen Herdman - Orkney Islands Council 
Heather Layton - East Renfrewshire Council 
Janette Lonie - Girlguiding Edinburgh 
Elizabeth McDonald - Youth 1st 
John Naylor - YMCA Scotland 
Alistair Whitelaw - 1st Lenzie Company, The Boys' Brigade

Huge congratulations to our winners and all of our finalists. Scotland’s young people couldn’t ask for more. And of course, one final thank you to our sponsors. We couldn’t have celebrated these outstanding achievements without your continued support.

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