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.
Demonstrates how the young person has led, owned and shaped the activities they are nominating them for.
WHO ARE THE CHANGE_MAKERS?
Diana Award recipients will receive their certificates by post and will be celebrated at our virtual Award Ceremony on the 1 July 2022, Diana Princess of Wales birthday.
Diana Award recipients wil receive their certificates by post and be invited to attend a virtual Award Ceremony in late June 2021 in the lead up to Diana, Princess of Wales’ 60th birthday.
Throughout the year The Diana Award holds lots of events around the Award. Here are some key dates for your diary.
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Diana Award Nomination Deadline
Diana Award Nominations close on 11th March 2022 at 23:59 GMT.
All nominators will be contacted by the end of May 2022 with the result of their Diana Award Nomination.
Virtual Award Ceremony
All Diana Award recipients will be invited to take part in a Virtual Award Ceremony in July 2022 followed by Virtual Networking Events.
Roll of Honour & Award Delivery
The 2022 Diana Award Roll of Honour will be announced 1 July 2022 on Diana, Princess of Wales’ birthday. All award certificates will be mailed to those prior to the Virtual Award Ceremony.
Biennial Legacy Award Ceremony
The next Legacy Award Ceremony will take place in 2023.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS_
HOW DO I NOMINATE A YOUNG PERSON FOR A DIANA AWARD OR A LEGACY AWARD?
Diana Award Nominations close on 12th March 2021 at 23:59. Download our Nomination Guide to support you in your application. 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 recipients.
WHEN DO DIANA AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN AND CLOSE?
Diana Award Nominations close on 11th March 2022 at 23:59 GMT. Nominations received after this date will not be considered and you will be advised to resubmit when 2023 nominations open.
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. Find out more about the Development Programme from our 2019 Legacy Award recipients here.
To be eligible for The Legacy Award 2021, you must first receive a Diana Award between 2020-2021. Nominators are not required to complete any additional paperwork for the Legacy Award and will be contacted by the Awards Team if their Diana Award recipient is successful.
Read more about the Legacy Award.
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 email@example.com
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 not be considered valid.
You will need to demonstrate how the young person has gone above and beyond their average peer and the social impact they have made in their community. For full details on the eligibility of young people for a Diana Award please review our Nomination Guide. If you still have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I’VE SUBMITTED A NOMINATION?
Once you have submitted your Diana Award Nomination you will receive an email notification confirming receipt 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 does not comply with the set criteria e.g. fall outside of the 9-25 age bracket or have not been carrying out sustained activity for a period of 12 months.
- If your answers to the nomination questions do not meet the minimum or maximum word limit.
- 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.
- If 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 Youth 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 biennial Legacy Award Ceremony. They will also be invited to join our unique Legacy Award Development Programme.
WHAT IF MY AWARD RECIPIENT CAN’T ATTEND AN AWARD CEREMONY?
If your successful nominee is unable to attend their Award Ceremony we will send their Diana Award certificate by post.
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE AS A NOMINATOR?
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.
Your organisation’s name will also be displayed in The Diana Award Roll of Honour and all of our press releases related to successful nominations for that year.