Entries open for Try Angle Awards 2020-21

Press release
13 August, 2020

Do you know a young person who really tries to do their best?

Have you noticed examples of excellence and exceptional achievements from a young person during the difficult period of COVID-19 lockdown this year?

If so, perhaps their efforts should be rewarded by recognition at the annual Try Angle Awards organised by KCC.

The awards, which are in their 26th year, raise the profile of young people aged between 11-18 years (up to 25 years with additional needs) and their families or groups who try hard, often with little recognition and in difficult circumstances.

This has been demonstrated during the current pandemic where there have been so many wonderful examples, during the many months of the Covid “lockdown” by children, young people and their families.

The Try Angle awards for the efforts and achievements of young people are divided into these eight categories:

Arts – for personal achievement in arts, in any form.

Music – for achievement in music, in any form.

Sport or Outdoor Activities – demonstrating fair play and commitment in any sport or outdoor activity.

Community Action – marking a contribution made to a community e.g. school councils, youth forums, charity work, environmental project and campaigns.

Good Friends and Young Carers – recognising those who spend time being a good friend, mentor or carer to another in their family or community.

Personal Development – for special achievement in education, training or other activities, making changes to improve.

Courage – recognising acts of courage displayed with coping bravely with illness or other adversity.

Positive Intervention – where an individual or group has prevented harm, bullying, discrimination or damage.

All nominations receive a certificate and are entered into the district finals.

Three nominees in each category and their guests are invited to the Spirit of Try Angle County Final where the overall winner is announced.

Anyone can nominate a young person for an award. For more information go to www.kent.gov.uk/tryangle or contact the team at  03000 417185 or email tryangle@kent.gov.uk