The Diana Award, a charity legacy to Diana, Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power to change the world. Since 1999 over 48,000 young people have been recognised with a Diana Award for making an outstanding difference in their communities across the globe. The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for their social action or humanitarian work. The Award is the longest running award for young people that is given to individuals and groups through a retrospective nomination process only. We believe this is special. Young people do not work towards the award, rather they demonstrate their suitability through their actions, without any expectation of reward.
Nominations for The Diana Award are now open and we are delighted to invite you to shine a spotlight on an unsung hero by nominating a young person from your organisation! The Award is open to young people aged 9 – 25 who have been engaged in at least 12 months of activities, who are selflessly transforming the lives of others, often in the face of adversity. We know that there are many young people in your region who fit this criteria and we believe that they deserve recognition on a global platform. Young people who receive The Diana Award are presented with a personalised certificate and if located in the UK, will be invited to attend an awards ceremony in their area. Diana Award Holders are also presented with an invitation to Althorp House, Princess Diana’s childhood home. These invitations are gifted to Diana Award Holders in kind by Princess Diana’s, brother Earl Spencer, in recognition of their continuation of Diana’s legacy.
Organisations who make a successful nomination also gain the opportunity to raise their profile by being featured in The Diana Award Roll of Honour released to the media by The Diana Award in July every year. The Award is also a vehicle for inspiring many more young people to engage in social action, mobilising new generations to make a positive change in the world, as Princess Diana believed they could. Click here for a full list of the 2018 Diana Award Holders.
Nominations can be made at https://diana-award.org.uk/nomination-centre/ where further information about the nomination process and our programmes can also be found. Attached is a nomination guideline document for more details on the nomination application. We would also welcome your support in helping us spread the word even further, encouraging others to nominate for The Diana Award so that we can celebrate the amazing things that your young people are doing!
Do not hesitate to get in touch if you require any further information contact:-
Naomi Dixon_Award Programme Coordinator Tel: 020 3934 2160/ 0746 942 0590
1 Mark Square London, EC2A 4EG