Variety, the Children’s Charity of Jersey, is pleased to be opening the nominations for the next Young Star of the Year Awards after an enforced two-year break due to the pandemic. This will be the 10th time that this inspirational award ceremony will take place.
Nominations can be made online at www.varietystar.org.je or hard copies of the nomination forms will be available in schools around Jersey or can be collected from all Co-operative food stores and parish halls from today. Nominations will close on Friday 21st January 2022.
The awards celebrate courage, creativity and commitment of children and young people in Jersey, in a poignant ceremony. Islanders are invited to nominate the young people that they believe should be recognised and rewarded for their achievements. The event categories include:
A special gala event will be held for the shortlisted youngsters on 19th June. The ceremony will share the inspirational stories of the young stars, with the overall Young Star of the Year being awarded an incredible £5,000 towards a family holiday. Winners of each category will also receive £500 worth of Co-operative vouchers, and the runners up will take home £100 worth of vouchers. Every shortlisted youngster takes home a prize.
Sandra Auckland, Chairman of the Young Star event, says:
‘I am so happy to see the return of Young Star. It was absolutely necessary to cancel the last two events in order to keep our children and their families safe, but we are delighted to once again be able to recognise the many deserving youngsters in Jersey. I hope that many people will feel encouraged to put forward their nominations as this is an important chance to recognise Jersey’s diverse and vibrant young community.’
The Variety Young Star of the Year Awards is proudly sponsored by The Channel Islands Co-Operative Society.
Carl Winn, Head of Marketing, Membership and Travel at The Channel Islands Co-operative Society, says:
‘The Variety Young Star of the Year Awards is an important way to celebrate the many inspiring young Islanders in Jersey. The Channel Islands Co-Operative Society is honoured to once again be part of this heart-warming and important event. We encourage people to put forward their nominations to make sure that deserving youngsters are recognised for their achievements.’