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Variety Young Star of the Year, 2019

Nominations to open for Variety’s ‘Young Star of the Year’ Awards 2019

Variety, the Children’s Charity of Jersey, is launching the nominations for the next Young Star of the Year Awards on Friday 7th December, at Le Rocquier School, where last year’s winner Milo Baudains is a student.

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:

  • Courage
  • Community
  • Carer
  • Sports
  • Arts
  • Academia

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. Nominations will close on Friday 15th February 2019. 

A special gala event will be held for the shortlisted youngsters on Sunday 9th June 2019. 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 worth of travel vouchers to contribute to a family holiday of their choice. Winners of each category will also receive £500 worth of 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 excited that we are opening the nominations for the 2019 Young Star of the Year Awards. Variety is dedicated to making a lasting difference by bringing hope and comfort to children who are maybe either disadvantaged or have special needs. These awards provide the perfect opportunity to recognise the many deserving youngsters in Jersey and I hope that many people will feel encouraged to put forward their nominations. This is a chance to recognise Jersey’s diverse and vibrant young community; children are the future and this event is so important to encourage their ambitions and future aspirations. The gala event this year is going to be held in a very special location, details of which will be released at a later date.’

The Variety Young Star of the Year Awards is proudly sponsored by The Channel Islands Co-Operative Society.

Colin Macleod, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), The Channel Islands Co-operative Society, says:

‘The Variety Young Star of the Year Awards is an important way to celebrate the many young Islanders who are inspiring every day. It is always a significant event in our calendars. We like to encourage people to put forward their nominations to make sure that deserving youngsters are recognised for their achievements. The Channel Islands Co-Operative Society is once again honoured to be part of this year’s Awards’.

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