Moray Young Citizen Award Scheme

What is the Moray Young Citizen Award Scheme?

The Moray Young Citizen Award Scheme is an initiative designed to recognise outstanding contributions to local and/or overseas communities. Participation is open to primary and secondary school groups, community groups and individuals.

The award scheme is all about:

  • Encouraging school spirit 
  • Recognising good community work
  • Building self-esteem
  • Developing an understanding of what citizenship means

The scheme is jointly run by Diageo, Police Scotland, The Moray Council and Elgin Rotary Club.

Who is eligible for the award?

Nominations are invited from schools, community and third sector groups for group awards. All young people in Moray are eligible in the individual category. There are 4 group award categories:

  • Primary school award
  • Global Citizenship - open to primary and secondary
  • Secondary school award
  • Community award

The closing date for nominations for the awards is 31 January each year.

Moray Young Citizen Award (School category)

Awards will be made to the groups across Moray which have made the most outstanding contributions to their local environment, or to the lives of people in their community at home or abroad. For example this could include tackling anti-social behaviour or vandalism or using a creative idea to improve the local community. It could also include support for children and young people in a partner school overseas. The criteria used for assessing awards will include:

  • Improvements in the environment of the school and local community
  • The promotion of  citizenship within the school
  • Showing a positive attitude towards a community at home and abroad

The winning school will receive funding which should be invested in continuing  to improve an element of the school environment.

Moray Young Citizen Award (individual category)

Awards will be made to the individual young people who make an outstanding contribution to their local or to an overseas community. Any kind of positive community work will be considered, from voluntary work to showing a strong character in difficult times. The overall winner will also receive a trophy from Elgin Rotary Club.

The criteria used for assessing awards will include:

  • Strong participation in school and/or community work
  • Show a positive attitude toward peers, school, and community
  • Display an understanding and appreciation of civic responsibility
  • Have strength of character and the courage to do what is right
  • Promote citizenship within the school or community through other activities

There will be an awards ceremony in March each year.

How to enter

Nominations should be in writing, providing details of the citizenship achievements. Full details will be available with entry forms.

Entry Forms 

This will also be promoted via the Council’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Contact Us

Education and Social Care
Moray Council
High Street
ELGIN
IV30 1BX

01343 563374

educationandsocialcare@moray.gov.uk

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