National Youth Work Awards

Nominations now closed!  

It's that time of year again - it's time for the National Youth Work Awards 2019! 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 for this year's National Youth Work Awards are now closed, our judging panel will be meeting shortly to decide on the finalists for each category. Check back in January to find out who has been short listed. 


This is the timeline for this year's awards:

  • National Youth Work Awards launch: 10th October 2018
  • *Deadline extended* Nominations close: 10am 3rd December 2018
  • Judging panel meets: week beginning 10th December 2018
  • Finalists announced: January 2019
  • Awards ceremony: 13th 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 13th 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

Image showing the Awards sponsors including CLD Standards Council, Creative Scoland, Scottish Police Federation, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, Sky Academy, SQA, YMCA Scotland, Young Scot, YouthLink Scotland and Youth Scotland

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