National Youth Work Awards

It's that time of year again - it's time for the National Youth Work Awards 2019! We're excited to open nominations for the 2019 Awards and there are fifteen awesome categories to choose from. This year's categories are:

  • Community-Based Youth Work 
  • Digital Youth Work
  • Equality & Diversity 
  • Faith-based Youth Work 
  • Inspirational Leader
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Prevention & Inclusion
  • Raising Attainment
  • Skills for Life
  • Team of the Year
  • Time to Shine Arts & Creativity
  • Volunteer Youth Worker
  • Youth Participation
  • Youth Worker of the Year

And finally, the Lifetime Achievement award. This award is in the gift of the Board of YouthLink Scotland. Nominations may be submitted in the normal way or via the YouthLink Scotland Board.

Join our 2019 Co-Design Group

We received some awesome feedback from both the 2018 co-design group and the event attendees about the young people's input to the National Youth Work Awards. We want to continue co-designing this event with young people and so we're looking for ten young people to join the 2019 co-design Group! 

Find out more and submit your (very short!) application.

Get nominating!

This year, thanks to the work of our awesome 2018 co-design group made up of eight young people, we are keeping the nomination form for young people and will be introducing an online form too. Download or access the relevant nomination form below (deadline 5pm 26th November):

Nominate using the online form (for adult nominators)

Nominate using the online form (for young nominators)

Download the Nomination Form (for adult nominators)

Download the Nomination Form (for young nominators)

Download the Guidance Notes


This is the timeline for this year's awards:

  • National Youth Work Awards launch: 10th October 2018
  • Nominations close: 26th November at 5pm 2018
  • Judging panel meets: week beginning 10th December 2018
  • Finalists announced: January 2019
  • Awards ceremony: 14th March 2019

Sponsor an award! 

We would like to invite you to be a sponsor of our National Youth Work Awards which will take place on 14th March 2019. Each year the awards celebrate the work of the youth work sector in Scotland and are a highlight of the calendar year for the 80,000 youth workers in Scotland.

Find out more about the benefits of becoming a sponsor in our Sponsorship Pack. Want to become a sponsor? Get in touch

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