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 Nominations Guide to support you in your application here.
Successful international nominees will be celebrated virtually on our International Ceremony Day. The Ceremony Day for 2019 will be announced early next year.
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 is in 2019.
Successful international nominees will be celebrated virtually on our International Ceremony Day. The Ceremony Day for 2018 will be on 12th August 2018.
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 is in 2019.
Throughout the year The Diana Award holds lots of events around the Award. Here are some key dates for your diary.
The deadline to nominate someone for a 2019 Diana Award is 29th March 2019
All nominators will be contacted by the end of May 2019 with the result of their 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 or November/December 2019.
International Ceremony Day
International Diana Award recipients will be celebrated virtually on International Ceremony Day, the date of which will be announced later in 2019.
Roll of Honour & Award Delivery
The 2019 Diana Award Roll of Honour will be announced on 1st July 2019, 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 in autumn 2019, the date will be announced nearer the time.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS_
HOW DO I NOMINATE A YOUNG PERSON FOR A DIANA AWARD OR A LEGACY AWARD?
Click here to make your nomination. Please note we do not accept posted or email nominations.
Your nomination will be submitted as a nomination for a Diana Award 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 THE NOMINATIONS OPEN AND CLOSE?
Nominations are now open and will run until 29th March 2019
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 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 nominating from outside of the UK please enter your country in the country or region field.
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 email@example.com
IS THERE SET CRITERIA FOR THE NOMINATION?
Yes, the young person(s) must be aged 9-25 years at the time of your 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 here. If you still have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN YOU NOMINATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON?
We accept nominations for The Diana Award for individuals or groups of young people. You can also make multiple nominations for different groups and individuals who have been carrying out different activities that you are hoping to celebrate with The Diana Award.
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?
You will receive an email notification confirming receipt once you have submitted your 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 by a regional judging panel, comprising of young people, experts in the youth sector, business and educational professionals. They will be looking for young people who demonstrate the qualities Princess Diana governed her life by; compassion, kindness and service with strong evidence provided.
WHY WOULD MY NOMINATION BE UNSUCCESSFUL?
Your nomination for The Diana Award may be unsuccessful in several instances examples as follows:
- 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?
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, 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 INSPIRE 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?
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(s) via email.
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.