Nominations are now open across the United Kingdom for 2023 The Diana Award, which was established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales. The Award is often regarded as the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.
Nominations close on Friday 10th March 2023 at 23:59 GMT.
o You cannot nominate yourself for a Diana Award. Young people are nominated for the Diana Award through a retrospective nomination process only.
o Young people are not expected or required to work towards the award. Rather, they go about their activities with no expectation of reward. As nominator, you will be required to provide the following essential information about your nominee – full name, age, date of birth, gender identity, ethnicity and location.
o In order to be eligible for The Diana Award, nominees must be aged between 9 and 25 and have been carrying out their activities for a minimum of 12 months.
o Nominators must know the young person in a professional capacity, i.e. teacher, youth worker. Nominations made by family members will not be accepted.
Criteria – nominations should evidence the following qualities:
o Vision: demonstrates commitment and passion to the cause, evidenced through their service to that cause and through social action.
o Youth Led: demonstrates how the young person has led, owned and shaped the activities they are nominating them for.
o Inspiring Others: demonstrates that, through the nominee’s positive attitude and passionate approach to life, they are a role model to others.
o Social Impact: creates positive social change that is of benefit to the wider community.
o Service Journey: evidence of transformation throughout the nominee’s service journey, including attitude, skills gained and challenges overcome.
What will I receive as a nominator?
o If your nomination is successful, you will receive a resource pack via email to help you contact local press and MP to shine a spotlight on your inspirational Diana Award recipient.
o Your organisation’s name will also be displayed in The Diana Award Roll of Honour and all of their press releases related to successful nominations for that year.
o All Diana Award recipients will be invited to Virtual Diana Award Ceremony. Each recipient will be mailed a personalised Diana Award certificate and celebrated with their peers.
o UK-based Diana Award recipients are also presented with an invitation to Althorp House, Princess Diana’s childhood home. These invitations are gifted to Diana Award recipients in kind by Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer in recognition of their continuation of Diana’s legacy.
o All Award recipients will also be given access to our Development Programme which aims to support Award recipients to further their social impact, alongside personal and professional development.
o If your nomination is successful for the Legacy Award your young person will be invited to the biennial Legacy Award Ceremony. They will also be invited to join our unique Legacy Award Development Programme.
Further information and the nomination form is available on The Diana Award website.