WELCOME TO THE DIANA AWARD NOMINATION CENTRE_Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work. NOMINATE
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.
Nominators must know the young person in a professional capacity, i.e. teacher, youth worker. Nominations made by family members will not be accepted.
Download the Diana Award Nomination Guide to support you in your application here.
Both UK based and international individual recipients of The Diana Award are also eligible for The Legacy Award, which takes place on a biannual basis. The next Legacy Award ceremony is 26 November 2019.
Both UK based and international recipients of The Diana Award will also be invited to be put forward for The Legacy Award, which takes place on a biannual basis. The next Legacy Award ceremony is 26 November 2019.
Throughout the year The Diana Award holds lots of events around the Award. Here are some key dates for your diary.
Diana Award Nomination Deadline
The deadline to nominate someone for a 2020 Diana Award is 23:59 on 12th March 2020
All nominators will be contacted by the end of May 2020 with the result of their Diana Award Nomination.
UK Award Ceremonies
UK Diana Award recipients will be invited to attend an UK Award Ceremony in their local area in either June/July 2020
International Ceremony Day
International Diana Award recipients will be celebrated virtually on International Ceremony Day, taking place on 12th August each year, coinciding with International Youth Day.
Roll of Honour & Award Delivery
The 2020 Diana Award Roll of Honour will be announced on 1st July 2020, Princess Diana’s birthday. All award certificates will be mailed to those who have not yet received them.
Biannual Legacy Award Ceremony
The next Legacy Award Ceremony will take place on 26th November 2019, with the following taking place in autumn 2021.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS_
HOW DO I NOMINATE A YOUNG PERSON FOR A DIANA AWARD OR A LEGACY AWARD?
Click here to make your Diana Award Nomination. Please note that we do not accept posted or email nominations.
All successful Diana Award nominations will be eligible for the Legacy Award. Judges will consider both 2020 and 2021 Diana Award Holders.
WHEN DO DIANA AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN AND CLOSE?
Diana Award Nominations close on 12th March 2020 at 23:59. Nominations received after this date will not be considered and you will be advised to resubmit when 2021 nominations open in July 2020.
WHAT IS THE LEGACY AWARD?
Taking place every two years, the award celebrates the achievements of 20 outstanding young leaders, visionaries and role models from across the world, who have demonstrated their ability to inspire and mobilise new generations to service their communities, as Princess Diana believed they could.
As well as receiving The Legacy Award at a special event, recipients also have access to a unique Development Programme.
WHAT REGION AM I IN?
If you are nominating from outside of the UK please enter your country in the country or region field.
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 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. Nominations must be made by someone who knows the nominee in a professional capacity. If a nomination is made by a family member it will be be considered valid.
You will need to demonstrate how the young person 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
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 in a professional capacity i.e. not a family member and someone other than the nominator.
Please see our Nomination Guide for further details.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I’VE SUBMITTED A NOMINATION?
You will receive an email notification confirming receipt once you have submitted your Diana Award Nomination so you can rest assured it has been received and is in the queue to be processed by our judging panel.
WHAT’S THE JUDGING PROCESS?
Each Diana Award Nomination will be reviewed against the criteria by an external regional judging panel, comprising of young people, experts in the youth sector, business and educational professionals.
WHY WOULD MY NOMINATION BE UNSUCCESSFUL?
Your Diana Award Nomination may be unsuccessful in several instances examples as follows:
- If the nominee 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 judging panel e.g. if there is not clear evidence of the impact the nominee has had on their community.
- The nomination is submitted by a family member.
You will be contacted regarding the outcome of your nomination in all instances.
IF SUCCESSFUL WHAT DOES THE NOMINEE RECEIVE AS PART OF THE DIANA AWARD OR THE LEGACY AWARD?
Each Diana Award recipient who is based in the UK will be invited to a local Award Ceremony. Each recipient will be presented with a personalised Diana Award certificate and celebrated with their peers. If they are unable to attend the certificate will be sent to you by post.
For those based outside of the UK, they will be celebrated virtually on International Ceremony Day, on 12th August each year.
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.
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.
If your nomination is successful for the Legacy Award your young person will be invited to the Bi-annual Legacy Awards Ceremony in London. They will also be invited to join our unique Legacy Award Development Programme.
WHAT IF MY AWARD HOLDER CAN’T ATTEND AN AWARD CEREMONY?
If your successful nominee is unable to attend their Award Ceremony we will send you (the nominator) their Diana Award certificate by post.
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE AS A NOMINATOR?
If your nomination is successful, you will receive a resource pack to help you contact local press, MP and host an award celebration to recognise your inspirational Award Holder via email.
Your organisation’s name will also be displayed 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.