About the YOB Awards

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Youth On Board Award winners

The Youth on Board (YOB) Awards are an exclusively youth-led rolling award scheme that recognises innovative and exciting youth participation, both from young people and the projects and organisations that support them.

The British Youth Council's membership of young people wanted to celebrate the benefits of involving young people and encourage more organisations to engage young people in their work.

You can nominate organisations, projects or young leaders for the following awards:

Innovation Award Celebrate new ideas and practices that have made a real difference to how organisations work with young people.

Inspiring Project Award Recognise efforts made by projects to engage young people and give them a voice.

The Make a Difference Award Mark the achievements of an individual young person who has made a real difference through their role in the running of an organisation or project. 

Youth-led Award: Recognise youth-led organisations that are providing a platform for young people and young voices and making a difference at a local, national or international level.


How to nominate

Nominate young people, organisations and projects for an award by downloading a nomination form here.

Nominations for Youth on Board Awards will be accepted throughout 2012 and successful award applications will be announced every three months. Nominations from young people themselves are especially welcome.

Judging will be exclusively by a panel of elected young people.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • a dated certificate
  • a Youth on Board logo to use to celebrate their nominated work/project
  • individuals will receive an exclusive BYC pin badge
  • all award holders will be celebrated through BYC's website and communication

The following deadlines apply for 2016:

Closing dates for nomination

Announcement of successful awards

26th February 2016

Mid March

6th t May 2016

Mid June

8th  July 2016

Mid September

7th  October 2016

Mid December

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