Harwich Haven Authority encourage nominations for the Tendring Youth Awards 2021

16 July 2021

Harwich Haven Authority are delighted to be this year’s Tendring Youth Awards headline sponsor.

Neil Glendinning OBE, Chief Executive Officer of Harwich Haven Authority, is encouraging everyone to recognise the achievements of young people in the Tendring area by nominating worthy individuals.

“I challenge everyone to think about a young person, or group of young people, that they know and value – and nominate them,” said Neil Glendinning

“Throughout our communities there will be young people doing good things; it could be as small as supporting their peers at school, or carrying a neighbour’s shopping, or big to caring for a relative.

“We want to unearth these stories, share the positive feeling it brings, and recognise these achievements.”

Celebrating the achievements of young people in the district, Tendring Youth Awards exist to recognise the contribution they make to our community. In total there are nine categories in which to nominate young people, aged from 8-22, as well as the Unsung Hero category which recognises adults who support young people.

The deadline to submit nominations is Friday 30 July, with the awards ceremony taking place on 19 October.

Karen O’Connor, Tendring Youth Awards Chairwoman, added: “These awards are only as good as the nominations made by people – we can’t celebrate young people’s achievements without you putting them forward.

“There is a real range of categories, recognising everything from academic achievement to care, to just having overcome something challenging in their life. And this year there’s also a special Covid Champion category to recognise those who helped their community during the pandemic – so there really is something for everyone.”

The Tendring Youth Awards, now in their fifth year, are supported by Tendring District Council and Essex County Council and as well as Harwich Haven Authority sponsored by Galloper Wind Farm, Tendring Careline, the Princes Theatre, Actual Radio and Nova Training, while the awards are also supported by Clacton Pier and the Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette and the Harwich and Manningtree Standard.

To nominate someone for a Tendring Youth Award, complete the online nomination form or download a form and submit it to thetendringyouthawards@gmail.com alternatively you can fill it out and return it by post to Tendring Youth Awards (Nominations), Town Hall, Clacton, CO15 1SE.