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Humanitarian Awards

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If you're under the age of 25, show off your photography and videography skills by entering our competition. This year’s theme is ‘making a difference matters’.

Do you know someone who has done first aid or is helping vulnerable people? Maybe you know a campaigner or a fantastic fundraiser. Use this summer to get snapping and be creative.

Entries will be judged by a panel including experts from Canon with prizes awarded in two age categories: 17 and under, and 18 to 25.

Video entries must be no longer than one minute in length.

Winners will be invited to attend the award ceremony at the Palace of Westminster, where either a print of their photo or projection of their video will be displayed. They will also receive a state-of-the-art Canon camera.

How to take part

Email your photograph or video along with your age, contact details and a few words explaining why your picture fits this year’s theme to youngphotocomp@redcross.org.uk.

The closing date for entries is 11 September.

Humanitarian Awards: winners to be announced soon

Every day in the UK young people are doing extraordinary things to make a difference to the lives of others. The British Red Cross is celebrating them by holding the 12th annual Humanitarian Awards for children and young people.

The closing date for nominations was 7 August. Short-listed nominees will be invited to the awards ceremony which takes place in the House of Commons in the Palace of Westminster. Winners will receive a fantastic prize kindly offered from the event sponsors Canon.

2015 humanitarian award winners: educating people about knife crime

The Inverclyde Peer Group won the community action and overall awards in 2015. In an effort to reduce knife crime this group of 16- to 20-year-olds ran workshops for over 180 people, including young people and youth groups. They also took part in talks and training with groups such as the local alcohol team and the Red Cross to grow and develop. 

Knife crime in their area reduced by 80 per cent. The group were invited by government to do a six-month research project, gathering information about knife crime and trends to try and replicate their success in the whole of Scotland.

  • The winner of the first aid award was Alex Mountain, 23, from Cardiff who helped the victims of a car accident. 
  • Will Grange, 17, from Hampshire won the fundraising award after raising over £8,000 for various different charities. As part of this he camped outside every night for an entire year. 
  • The volunteering prize was awarded to Reuben, 21, who donated huge amounts of his time to volunteering for different causes, including LGBT awareness workshops. 

 

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