The search is on to find the High Sheriff of Lancashireâ€™s Young Citizen of the Year 2014 as part of a countywide competition.
Do you know someone who has made a real difference in their community, has supported a local organisation or has selflessly helped a family member or neighbour and deserves recognition?
This year, High Sheriff Barry Johnson is welcoming applications about young inspiring people who have put others first and made a difference to an individual, organisation or their neighbourhood.
The Awards are designed to promote and celebrate the fantastic work that young people do every day which goes unheard and unrecognised.
BAE Systems have been a title sponsor of the awards for the last few years and will once again be the proud sponsors for this yearâ€™s competition.
BAEâ€™s Ian Wood, Operations Director – Combat Air and Site Director of Samlesbury, said: â€œWe know from previous entries across the years that there are a great number of young people in the county who make an outstanding contribution to the communities in which they live.
â€œIt is on that basis, that we are tremendously proud to support these awards and extremely keen to encourage people to put nominations forward.â€
Lancashire Constabularyâ€™s Chief Constable Steve Finnigan said: â€œThese awards highlight some of the great work of youngsters in Lancashire, who dedicate so much of their time and energy into making life better for others. They are a true inspiration.â€
â€œIâ€™m really looking forward to seeing the entries we get this year and it is absolutely right that these young people get the recognition they deserve.â€
The scheme is being administered by the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC) on behalf of the High Sheriff and the closing date for nominations is 31 January 2015.
Winners and runners up are selected by the High Sheriff and a panel of judges from LANPAC, Lancashire Constabulary, BAE Systems and former High Sheriff Rodney Swarbrick, who initiated this Award.
All finalists will be invited to attend a presentation at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters in Spring 2015 when the winner will receive Â£250 plus a specially commissioned trophy and certificate from Lancashireâ€™s High Sheriff and Chief Constable. Two runners up will also receive Â£100 and a certificate.
Approval of a parent or guardian is needed for the nomination, subsequent publicity and any future events involving the finalists.
Application forms can be completed online at www.lanpac.co.uk or www.lancashire.police.uk/young-citizens-award; alternatively they are available in printed form from the LANPAC office on 01772 412372 or they can be collected from local police stations.