the inspirational

contributions of

thousands of young Scots

musical entertainment,

dinner & the stories of

amazing young people

know a young Scot who

deserves to be recognised?

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Introduction

Since its launch in 2006, the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards have been Scotland’s only national awards evening for the young people of Scotland. They have celebrated the inspirational contributions and achievements of thousands of young Scots who have made a real difference to communities across Scotland.

We’ve seen the stories from the most incredible young people. Former nominees have risen to the top of the sporting, business, entertainment and the art worlds. Hundreds more are making a lasting difference all over the country.

The Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2020 will be an evening to remember, packed with great musical entertainment, dinner, a red carpet reception and, most importantly, the stories of 42 encouraging and amazing young people.

Thursday 23rd April 2020
5.30pm - 11pm
EICC, Edinburgh

NOMINATE NOW

Entry deadline - 23rd February 2020

Award Categories


  • Young Hero

    The Young Hero award is for an extraordinary young person or group who deserves special recognition for their bravery. Do you know a young person who has shown amazing courage, battled the odds or showed incredible perseverance to save the day? You should nominate them as Young Scot’s Young Hero for 2020!

    Nominate

    Community

    Sponsored by Scottish Government

    The community award celebrates the work accomplished by a young person or group that improves the lives of other people within a community. This could be with a local community or a community of people living in different parts of Scotland. Your nominee may have demonstrated good citizenship or leadership by promoting and/or defending the human rights of children and young people, influencing decision-making at local or national level, participated in community action, or who has made a huge difference through volunteering or leadership.

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    Volunteering

    Young volunteers across Scotland selflessly donate their time and energy free of charge to help other people. These young people make a huge difference driving positive change through volunteering including altering negative perceptions of young people and creating opportunities for others. Do you know a young person who deserves recognition for their selfless contribution then enter them today for the Sunday Mail Young Scot Award volunteering category?

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    Unsung Hero

    Sponsored by Solace Scotland

    Do you know a young Scot or group who goes the extra mile but never asks for any recognition or reward? Do you owe someone a thanks for their help and support. Someone who has overcome difficult personal circumstances or risen to a challenge? We are calling on you to nominate an unsung young Scot who deserves this award.

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    Excellence in Education

    The Excellence in Education award is for a young person who has overcome adversity or disadvantage to excel in their school, college or university. They may have overcome ill health; dealt with being in care; coped with being a carer or will have shown exceptional dedication and enthusiasm despite their challenges. Recognise their excellence with a nomination today. You are also welcome to enter groups of young people who have worked together to overcome their barriers.

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    Enhancing Education

    Sponsored by Skills Development Scotland

    The Enhancing Education award is for a young person or group who have truly influenced education in their community either by providing access and opportunities for others, or by influencing change in education for their communities. Whatever they do, this award will go to a young person or group who determined to make a positive difference in enhancing education for others.

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    Sport

    Across Scotland, young people are achieving extraordinary things in grassroot sport through their efforts and determination. This can either be through playing or helping to increase access and opportunities for sport and active living. We want to hear about teams, individuals, coaches, volunteers and indeed anyone else who is inspiring others or set to be the next Scottish sporting star.

    Nominate

    Health and Wellbeing

    Sponsored by Active Scotland

    Young people across Scotland are involved in supporting and inspiring others to improve their physical and mental health. They might be providing support in their communities, looking to change policy or services, working in healthcare or involved with healthcare charities. It’s important that their contributions are recognised, if you know a young person or a group of young people hard at work to improve people’s health let us know.

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    Equality and Diversity

    The Equality and Diversity Award recognises a young person or group of young people working tirelessly to promote equality, diversity and inclusion or challenge prejudice and discrimination. Their efforts will have helped encourage respect, tolerance and understanding across all ages, races, faiths, genders, cultures, communities and identity. Celebrate their achievements and enter them for the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards Equality and Diversity award.

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    The Arts

    This is your opportunity to celebrate a young person’s or a group of young people’s contribution to arts and culture in Scotland. Are they inspiring and helping others to express themselves through arts or making a difference to their local community by sharing their time or creations in a creative way? If so, we want to hear about them so please nominate them for the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards Arts category.

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    Entertainment

    Sponsored by Stagecoach

    There are so many ways to entertain – this award is not just for the famous but for the stars in our midst who entertain us every day. They are the young stars of today or the fresh talent ready to explode onto their scenes. They could be a vlogger, an actor, presenter, a musician, a band, a comedian, an expert in shadow puppetry. Scotland certainly has talent and we want to hear about the young people or groups of young people who entertain you.

    Nominate

    Environment

    Sponsored by Standard Life Aberdeen

    Do you know a young person or a group of young people who give their time and effort to help protect the world for future generations? This could be related to recycling, global sustainability, ecology or perhaps something else entirely. Whatever they do, this award will go to a young person or group who is passionate about green and environmental issues and determined to make a positive difference.

    Nominate

    Enterprise

    Do you know a young person or business run by young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial flair? Have they harnessed their passion to help economic growth and sustainability in their local community or started their enterprise from their bedroom? If you know a young entrepreneur or collective behind a great business then nominate them today.

    Nominate

    Young Scot of the Year

    No need to nominate. All the fantastic young people shortlisted in the categories above will be entered automatically into the Young Scot of the Year category.

2018 Winners

  • Arts Award – Amy Tucker

    Arts Award

    Amy Tucker

    Enhancing Education Award – Jordan Daly

    Enhancing Education Award

    Jordan Daly

  • Enterprise Award - Eilidh Earle-Mitchell

    Enterprise Award

    Eilidh Earle-Mitchell

    Entertainment Award – Jamie Genevieve

    Entertainment Award

    Jamie Genevieve

  • Environment Award – Andrew Wilson

    Environment Award

    Andrew Wilson

    Excellence in Education Award - Rhys Greig

    Excellence in Education Award

    Rhys Greig

  • Equality & Diversity Award – Mukadass Javaid

    Equality & Diversity Award

    Mukadass Javaid

    Community Award - Joseph Cox

    Community Award

    Joseph Cox

  • Health & Wellbeing Award – Alyssa Faulkner

    Health & Wellbeing Award

    Alyssa Faulkner

    Sporting Award - Young Commonwealth and European Championship Medallists

    Sporting Award

    Young Commonwealth and European Championship Medallists

  • Unsung Hero Award – Mason Kidd

    Unsung Hero Award

    Mason Kidd

    Volunteering Award - Emma Robinson

    Volunteering Award

    Emma Robinson

  • Year of Young People 2018 Champion of the Year – Rachael McCully

    Year of Young People 2018 Champion of the Year

    Rachael McCully

    Young Hero Award - Paul Johnson

    Young Hero Award

    Paul Johnson

  • Young Scot 2018 – Jordan Daly

    Young Scot 2018

    Jordan Daly

On the Night

  • 5.30pm / Mocktail Reception
  • 6.10pm / Official welcome
  • 6.30pm / Dinner served
  • 8.30pm / Awards ceremony & entertainment
  • 11pm / Event concludes

Tickets

Booking Tickets

You can purchase individual tickets or tables of ten/twelve for this event. Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis.

Included in the ticket price:
• Pre-dinner mocktail reception
• Official dinner programme
• Three-course meal
• Entertainment

Table of 10: £1200.00
Table of 12: £1440.00
Single tickets: £130.00
Early bird single ticket (offer expires 31st December 2019): £110

Single tickets will be seated at the discretion of Reach Scotland Events (single ticket holders from the same organisation will be seated at the same table unless otherwise advised).

For those individuals/organisations that book more than one table, Reach Scotland Events will try to ensure that their tables will be situated together.

Payment Options

Online
To book online please click here.

Credit & debit cards/Invoicing
We accept all major credit and debit cards and if you are a registered company we can invoice you directly for tables.
Please contact Aileen Turnbull, on 07825 899 187 or email aileen.turnbull@reachplc.com.

NB - Tickets will not be dispatched until full payment for an invoice has been received.

Cheques
Please make cheques payable to Reach Scotland and send to:
Aileen Turnbull
Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards
Reach Scotland Events
1 Central Quay
Glasgow
G3 8DA