The Diana Award is given out in Diana, Princess of Wales’ name to young role models, aged 9-18 from across the world who are selflessly transforming the lives of others. We are looking to recognise young people going above and beyond in their daily lives to create and sustain positive change.

**2018 nominations now open**

Pick your nominee
Not sure who to nominate? Watch the video above to get inspired about who you should nominate for The Diana Award!

Eligibility Check
Make sure your nominee(s) meets all the eligibility and criteria requirements. You can also check out the Nomination Guide.

Submit you nomination
When you are ready to submit your nomination click here. Thank you for nomination!

Nomination Criteria and Eligibility

In order to be eligible for The Diana Award nominees must be aged 9-18 and have been carrying out their activities for a minimum of 12 months. Nominators must know the young person in a professional capacity and be able to demonstrate the nominee’s impact in 5 key criterion areas. For more information on eligibility and the nomination process, download our nomination guide below.


Demonstrates commitment and passion to the cause, evidenced through their service to that cause and through social action

Social Impact

Creates positive social change that is of benefit to the wider community

Youth Led

Demonstrates how the young person(s) have led, owned and shaped the activities they are nominating them for

Service Journey

Evidence of transformation throughout the nominee(s’) service journey, including attitude, skills gained and challenges overcome

Inspiring Others

Through their positive attitude and passionate approach to life they are a role model to others

Successful Nominees

Successful nominees will be presented with The Diana Award at a local ceremony (if UK based) or celebrated via our digital platform if outside the UK. Nominees this year will also be put forward to be considered to receive one of the 20 Legacy Award titles.

The Diana Award Presents

The Inaugural Legacy Award

in memory of Princess Diana

This year The Diana Award will present 20 exceptional young people, aged 9-18 with a ‘Legacy Award’ in memory of Princess Diana. Recipients of this new Award will be selected from 2018 Diana Award Holders, already recognised for their selfless commitment to transforming the lives of others across the world; they will be leaders, visionaries and role models able to inspire and mobilise new generations to serve their communities and make a positive change to the world, as Princess Diana believed they could.

As well as receiving the Legacy Award at a prestigious ceremony, recipients will also 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.


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.

All 2018 Diana Award Holders will be automatically be put forward as nominees for 20 Legacy Award honours. Our International Judging Panel will then have the difficult task of selecting 20 outstanding young Award Holders to go on to receive the prestigious Legacy Award in memory of Princess Diana.

“For me personally, the Diana Award goes beyond merely being an appreciation token and proof that young people can be responsible global citizens. It is a way of upholding the spirit of selfless contribution and a call to action for people to join Diana Award Holders in serving society"

2013 Diana Award Holder, Indonesia

“I’m proud that people can see what I’ve done and proud to have been awarded in memory of Princess Diana. I’m not just working to help other disabled people I want to inspire everyone to get into sport and do the best they can do. My advice is keep on doing what you are doing and don’t give up. Don’t put yourself down and keep thinking positive. My award has shown me that you can get to the next level and that you can go on to achieve more and more."

2016 Diana Award Holder, Scotland

“For me receiving the Diana Award was a huge honour. It was not only an achievement for my myself but also my family and community. The Award recognised and appreicated me for the work I have done and opened a door of many more opportunities. It showed me the change I have made in my society and empowered me to make more. I am so privileged to have been an Award holder."

2016 Diana Award Holder, London, UK

Key Dates

Please make a note of some of the key dates you will need to be aware of throughout this process. If you have and questions please do get in touch at info@diana-award.org.uk or call 020 3934 2160 x 2004

Nomination Deadline
The deadline for 2018 Diana Award nominations is Thursday 12th April. 

Nominators Notified
All nominators will be contacted within two months of the nomination deadline with the result of their nomination. Congratulations to successful nominees, you’re now a Diana Award Holder!

Regional Award Ceremonies
Successful nominees from the UK will be invited to attend a special Award Ceremony in their area to receive their award from June-December 2018.

Legacy Award Shortlist
All 2018 Diana Award Holders will be considered for one of 20 Legacy Awards chosen by international judging panel in 2019.

Roll of Honour & Award Delivery
The 2018 Diana Award Roll of Honour is announced in July 2018 and all award certificates will be mailed to the nominators by this time unless their Award Holder is attending a regional Award Ceremony in the UK.

Legacy Award Ceremony 2019
The 2019 Legacy Award Winners will be selected by an international judging panel and celebrated at the 2nd Legacy Award Ceremony in London date TBC.

Our mission is to inspire and recognise social action in young people.

© 2016 The Diana Award. The Diana Award is a registered charity (1117288 / SC0141915) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales number 5739137.


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