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RIBI Young Citizen Awards


To celebrate the amazing achievements of inspiring young people across Great Britain and Ireland, Rotary in Britain and Ireland launched the Young Citizen Awards nearly eight years ago. The RIBI Young Citizen Awards, in association with the BBC News Channel, showcase and celebrate the positive citizenship and important responsibilities assumed by many young people under the age of 25.

RIBI Young Citizen Winners receive trophies and a cash prize of £500 at the RIBI Conference where the awards are presented live on the BBC News Channel.

Those nominated for our Young Citizen Award do not necessarily have to be working on a Rotary project to be eligible. What matters is that they, whether as individuals or part of a group, have made a positive difference which has been recognised by a local Rotary Club as worthy of nomination.

Every nominee put forward by their local Rotary club will receive a personalised certificate from the RIBI President recognising the achievement.

You can nominate any individual or group of young people between 9 and 18 who are making a positive and long-lasting difference to their communities. 

Meet our 2014 winners 

In 2014 there are 5 awardees including a group award. The Awards Ceremony was broadcast live on the BBC News Channel and featured interviews with all the winners. 

The winners were:

  • Bethany Eason from the Wirral, who campaigns on behalf of deaf people
  • Davis College from Ireland, who have created a missing persons campaign
  • Eastlands Primary School from Rugby, who have made a film about cyber bullying
  • Harvey Parry from London, who has won multiple gold medals in disability sport
  • Lucy Daldy from Essex, who runs a charity to help victims of sexual abuse

Young Citizen Awards 2015

If you know of an inspiring individual or group and would like to nominate them, please contact your local Rotary club who will download the appropriate nomination form, complete and submit it to the Secretariat. It is imperative that nominees are put forward only by your local Rotary Club.

Winners in 2015 will enjoy receiving their trophy and cheque for £500 for their chosen charity at our annual Conference which will be in Birmingham and will be broadcast live on the BBC News Channel.

Rotary clubs and districts can find more information at the Youth Service Committee web pages.

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