25th November 2021

How to Enter the Children & Young People Now Awards 2020

Extended Entry Deadline: Friday 2nd October

The Children & Young People Now Awards have become the gold standard for everyone working with children, young people and families. Now in their fourteenth year, these awards provide a great source of pride and recognition for all those who strive day in, day out, to improve the lives of others. They offer an opportunity to raise the profile of projects and initiatives to funders and the general public. 

The awards are free to enter and the deadline for entries is Friday 2nd October. You can click here to begin your entry.

More information and support on how to make the best entry possible can found by downloading our PDF entry kit.

To help you prepare, here is a list of the information you will need to provide:

- Name of project, team individual or organisation
- Length of time the work been taking place
- Source of funding
- Contributions of any partner organisations
- Number of people reached
- Number of paid staff and volunteers involved
- Approximate cost of the work done
- Description of the work
- Description of the task and challenges, and any difficulties overcome
- Aim of your work
- Achievements, results and outcomes in meeting these aims
- Key learning from delivering the work
- Why the work stands out to merit a CYP Now Award

Please note this may vary between categories

Supporting material

Supporting material should be uploaded along with your entry where possible. If this is not possible, then you may post supporting material, clearly stating the entry it is accompanying, to:

Alma Watson,
Senior Events Manager,
Children & Young People Now Awards, Quadrant House,
The Quadrant,
Surrey, SM2 5AS

Please bare in mind:

- Young people, as well as adult professionals, will be judging each award, so make your entry as young person-friendly as possible.
- You can enter any number of categories, but the maximum number of categories an initiative can be entered for is three.
- It is understood that entries may include commercially sensitive information. Children & Young People Now reserves the right to publish descriptions and case studies of winning entries. But if an entrant asks for any part of their submission to remain confidential, it will.
- Sponsor organisations are not allowed to enter the category they have sponsored.
- The decisions of the judges are independent and final and no correspondence will be entered into concerning the results.

You will be able to log in to the entry system and amend/add entries up until the closing dates for entries, which is Friday 25th September 2020.