DIANA INAUGURAL LEGACY AWARD TO BE PRESENTED AT ST JAMES’S PALACE ON 18TH MAY 2017
Nominate an exceptional young person. Deadline 17 March 2017: www.diana-award.org.uk/nomination-centre
1 March 2017
Today (1 March 2017): The Diana Award announces that the Inaugural Legacy Award will be presented at St James’s Palace on 18 May 2017 to twenty exceptional young people from across the world who embody the qualities of kindness, compassion and service.
The Diana Award is putting the searchlight out to communities and groups across the world to nominate a young person. The deadline for nominations is Friday 17 March 2017.
These young people will be selected from a poll of nominations by an independent judging panel chaired by Dame Julia Clevedon, Founder of Step Up To Serve. As well as receiving the Legacy Award, recipients will have access to a unique development programme which will provide them with the opportunity to enhance their skills in four key areas; leadership, community development, social entrepreneurship and technology for good.
Tessy Ojo, Chief Executive, The Diana Award says:
“Diana, Princess of Wales is widely remembered for her values of compassion, kindness and service to others, irrespective of their culture, race or background. Twenty years since her death, we are delighted to announce that this very special and prestigious Award event will be held at St James Palace on 18 May 2017. We know there are truly exceptional young people across the world who deserve to be recognised. We urge communities, youth groups and schools to nominate them for the Award.”
The Diana Award was set up in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, and her belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. It is committed to fostering change through practical action with young people.
To mark this 20th Anniversary year The Diana Award has also launched a commemorative website celebrating Princess Diana’s legacy – www.dianaslegacy.co.uk – members of the public will be invited to add their thoughts and memories to the website.