Competition to find Young Citizen of Year

Current High Sheriff, Ann Dean launching the search for the Lancashire Young Citizen of the Year 2013.
Current High Sheriff, Ann Dean launching the search for the Lancashire Young Citizen of the Year 2013.

The search is on to find Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2013 as part of a countywide competition.

Lancashire’s current High Sheriff Ann Dean wants to hear about all kinds of projects; from those that help make local communities safer and better places to live to those which help to regenerate deprived areas, or those which help people to build confidence and unlock their true potential.

The High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year Awards take place every year and involve the High Sheriff inviting applications to find a young person, ideally aged up to age 21, who has helped either their local neighbourhood, an individual, family member or local organisation.

Winners and runners up are selected by the High Sheriff and a panel of judges from the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC), Lancashire Constabulary, BAE Systems and the former High Sheriff Rodney Swarbrick, who initiated the award.

Lancashire Constabulary’s Chief Constable, Steve Finnigan said: “I am really looking forward to seeing what fantastic entries we get this year.

“The great work of the youngsters never ceases to amaze me, and it is right that we recognise their wonderful achievements.”

All finalists will be invited to attend a presentation at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters in March 2014 when the winner will receive £250 plus a specially commissioned trophy and certificate from Lancashire’s High Sheriff and Chief Constable Steve Finnigan.

Approval of a parent or guardian is needed for the nomination.

Application forms can be completed online at www.lanpac.co.uk or at www.lancashire.police.uk.

Alternatively, contact the LANPAC office on 01772 412372.