DIANA AWARD NOMINATION CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY
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. Nominees can be an individual or in a group of young people.
Nominators must know the young person in a professional capacity and be able to demonstrate the nominee’s impact in five key areas.
Download the Diana Award Nomination Guide to support you in your application here.
Diana Award Nomination Deadline
UK Award Ceremonies
International Ceremony Day
Roll of Honour & Award Delivery
Biannual Legacy Award Ceremony
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS_
HOW DO I NOMINATE A YOUNG PERSON FOR A DIANA AWARD OR A LEGACY AWARD?
Your nomination will be submitted as a Diana Award Nomination and, provided the Legacy Award section is complete, the same nomination will also be submitted for a Legacy Award. Please note that it is not mandatory to nominate for a Legacy Award and if your nomination is unsuccessful for a Legacy Award it may still be eligible for a Diana Award.
WHEN DO DIANA AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN AND CLOSE?
WHAT IS THE LEGACY AWARD?
As well as receiving The Legacy Award from Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Cambridge and The Duke of Sussex, recipients also have access to a unique Development Programme.
WHAT REGION AM I IN?
If you are in the UK please see the map below with the regions listed. If you are unsure what region you qualify for please email firstname.lastname@example.org
IS THERE SET CRITERIA FOR DIANA AWARD NOMINATIONS?
Yes, the young person(s) must be aged 9-25 years at the time of your Diana Award Nomination and must have carried out the activity for 12 months or more.
You will need to demonstrate how the young person(s) has gone above and beyond their average peer and what social impact they have made in their community. For full details on the eligibility of young people for a Diana please review our Nomination Guide. If you still have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
CAN YOU NOMINATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON?
Please note unfortunately groups are not eligible for the Legacy Award, however if you feel there is an individual in your group who shines out please do nominate them separately for The Diana/Legacy Award.
IS THERE A LOT OF PAPER WORK INVOLVED IN NOMINATING SOMEONE?
We have tried to make the form as simple as possible, however, we need enough information to be able to tell how truly special the nominee is!
In order for nominations to be eligible we will need: a completed nomination form, one testimonial from someone that has benefited from the work of the nominee and the contact details of an adult that has known the nominee(s) in a professional capacity i.e. not a family member and someone other than the nominator. In addition, if you are nominating for the Legacy Award you will be asked to complete an additional section at the end of the form to support your nomination. Please see our Nomination Guide for further details.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I’VE SUBMITTED A NOMINATION?
WHAT’S THE JUDGING PROCESS?
WHY WOULD MY NOMINATION BE UNSUCCESSFUL?
- If the nominee(s) do not comply with the set criteria e.g. fall outside of the age bracket or have not been carrying out sustained activity for a period of 12 months
- If any of the answers to the questions within the nomination form do not pass the scoring process carried out by the assessment panel e.g. if there is not clear evidence of the impact the nominee(s) have had on their community.
If your nomination for The Legacy Award is unsuccessful your nomination may still be successful for The Diana Award. You will be contacted regarding the outcome of your nomination in all instances.
IF SUCCESSFUL WHAT DO THE NOMINEES(S) RECEIVE AS PART OF THE DIANA AWARD OR THE LEGACY AWARD?
For those based outside of the UK, they will be celebrated virtually on International Ceremony Day, which we will share more details of later in 2019.
Diana Award Holders are also presented with an invitation to Althorp House, Princess Diana’s childhood home. These invitations are gifted to Diana Award Holders in kind by Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer in recognition of their continuation of Diana’s legacy.
If your nomination is successful for the Legacy Award your young person will be invited to the Biannual Legacy Awards Ceremony in London. They will also be invited to join our unique Development Programme.
WHAT IF MY AWARD HOLDER(S) CAN’T ATTEND THE AWARD CEREMONY?
Don’t fret! If your successful nominee is unable to attend their Award Ceremony we will send you (the nominator) their Diana Award by post.
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE AS A NOMINATOR?
Your organisation’s name will also be displayed on the your Award Holder’s certificate, in The Diana Award Roll of Honour and all of The Diana Award’s press releases related to successful Diana Award nominations for that year.