Rewarding innovation and inspiration

The Children & Young People Now Awards have become the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families.


Now in their ninth year, these awards provide a great source of pride and recognition for all those who strive day in, day out, to improve the lives of others. They offer an opportunity to raise the profile of projects and initiatives to funders and the general public. And they present a tremendous showcase of learning and best practice from across the country that can be an inspiration to all.


Who should enter?


The awards recognise initiatives from the public, private and voluntary sector that work with children and young people from birth to adolescence as well as their families. Initiatives might be aimed at all children and families within a community or targeted at those who are the most vulnerable or disadvantaged.


Crucially, entrants must be able to provide evidence that what they have done has had a positive impact on people’s lives. We hope you will be inspired to enter the Awards and achieve the wider recognition that your organisation’s achievements deserve.


Entries should focus on work that was launched, or is ongoing, between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014. Any organisation, setting or project, whether in the public, voluntary or private sector, can enter relevant work.


However, where the work is delivered by a partnership of organisations, entries must list all the partners involved. Entries are invited from across the UK. Please note that it is free to enter the Awards.



Ravi Chandiramani, Editor-in-Chief, Children & Young People Now


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