Cranbrook Young Citizen of the Year 2018 - get nominating now!

PUBLISHED: 12:14 01 February 2018 | UPDATED: 13:03 01 February 2018

Mathilda Donnelly,ten, is Cranbrook's young citezen of the year. Ref mhc 14 17TI 0576. Picture: Terry Ife

Mathilda Donnelly,ten, is Cranbrook's young citezen of the year. Ref mhc 14 17TI 0576. Picture: Terry Ife

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There’s not long to go now before nominations close for Cranbrook Young Citizen of the Year 2018.

Mathilda Donnelly,ten, is Cranbrook's young citezen of the year. Ref mhc 14 17TI 0595. Picture: Terry Ife Mathilda Donnelly,ten, is Cranbrook's young citezen of the year. Ref mhc 14 17TI 0595. Picture: Terry Ife

So if you know of a young person – or a young group – who have made a positive improvement to the Cranbrook community, get nominating now!

And, if they win, they’ll not only get a trophy and a certificate, but also £100!

Launched in 2015 by the Cranbrook Herald and Cranbrook Town Council (CTC), nominations are open for this year’s award until 11am, on Monday, March 19, 2018.

The award is given annually to the young person – or young group – who has made the biggest contribution to the Cranbrook community during the year.

Katie Coles and Paige Simpson are the winners of this years Cranbrook young citizens of the year award. Ref mhc 15-16TI 8889. Picture: Terry Ife Katie Coles and Paige Simpson are the winners of this years Cranbrook young citizens of the year award. Ref mhc 15-16TI 8889. Picture: Terry Ife

The winner will be announced on Monday, April 9, at CTC’s Meeting of the Town.

The first recipients of the award were Cranbrook Education Campus pupils Katie Coles and her friend Paige Simpson.

The 12-year-olds raised more than £100 for Cancer Awareness Day by organising fundraising events at their school.

The award’s second recipient was 10-year-old Mathilda Donnelly, a pupil from Rockbeare Primary School, who, on her own initiative, picked up litter from the Country Park and then devised a poster campaign to keep the town tidy.

Katie Coles and Paige Simpson are the winners of this years Cranbrook young citizens of the year award. Ref mhc 15-16TI 8863. Picture: Terry Ife Katie Coles and Paige Simpson are the winners of this years Cranbrook young citizens of the year award. Ref mhc 15-16TI 8863. Picture: Terry Ife

This year’s judging panel comprises Kevin Blakey (CTC’s chairman), Andrew Coley (Cranbrook Herald’s content editor) and the Reverend Lythan Nevard (Cranbrook’s minister).

To make a nomination, click here

Award criteria, terms and condtions

Award nominees should be under 25 and currently live in Cranbrook. Nominees cannot nominate themselves. They need to be nominated by a named person or group living in Cranbrook. Nominators should be prepared to be named and get the permission of the nominee. Parental/guardian permission must be sought if the nominee is under 18 years of age. Previous winners of the award cannot be nominated for at least one year after they won the award.

Nominations require a 100-200 word explanation from the nominator, explaining why the nominee/s has/have been nominated. Nominations need to be submitted using the online form by 11am, Monday, March 19, 2018.

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