The Truth About Youth

The Truth About Youth awards were launched at Our Lady's High
The Truth About Youth awards were launched at Our Lady's High

THE achievements of young people in Motherwell are set to be celebrated thanks to the launch of a new awards ceremony.

The Times & Speaker will be supporting the inaugural Truth About Youth Awards 2011 - and we need your help to highlight the good work that young people are doing in this area.

Nominations are now open for the awards which will take place in the town’s Glo Centre on Tuesday, November 1, to coincide with National Youth Work Week.

Award categories include volunteering, entertainment, health and well-being, sports, citizenship and the environment.

And if you know a young person under 25-years-old who has excelled in one of these areas, then we want to hear from you.

There is also a ‘Well Done’ award for young people who do not necessarily fall into one of the other categories, but have developed in their own life by overcoming barriers.

More information on each of the award categories is available by visiting

You have until October 17 to return your nominations to Community Learning and Development.

Once nominations are received, a panel of adults and young people will meet to discuss who should make the shortlist for each award category.

Voting will then open via the Truth About Youth Awards website and the winner will be announced on the night of the final.

You can nominate using the form printed in the September 22 edition of Times & Speaker and this should be returned to Truth About Youth awards, Community Learning and Development, Our Lady’s High School, Motherwell, ML1 2DG. Please DO NOT send forms direct to the Motherwell Times office.