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.
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 commitment and passion to the cause, evidenced through their service to that cause and through social action.
Creates positive social change that is of benefit to the wider community.
Demonstrates how the young person has led, owned and shaped the activities they are nominating them for.
Evidence of transformation throughout the nominee’s service journey, including attitude, skills gained and challenges overcome.
Demonstrates that, through the nominee’s positive attitude and passionate approach to life, they are a role model to others.
Diana Award recipients will receive their certificates by post and will be celebrated at our virtual Award Ceremony in June/July 2023.
All 2022 – 2023 recipients of The Diana Award are also eligible for the Legacy Award, which takes place on a biennial basis. The next Legacy Award ceremony will take place in late 2023. Read more about the Legacy Award here.
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Diana Award Nominations close on 10th March 2023 at 23:59 GMT. 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 2022 and 2023 Diana Award recipients.
Diana Award Nominations close on 10th March 2023 at 23:59 GMT. Nominations received after this date will not be considered and you will be advised to resubmit when 2024 nominations open.
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 2023, you must first receive a Diana Award between 2022-2023. 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.
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
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
Your Diana Award Nomination may be unsuccessful in several instances examples as follows:
You will be contacted regarding the outcome of your nomination in all instances.
All Diana Award recipients will be invited to Virtual Diana Award Ceremony. Each recipient will be mailed a personalised Diana Award certificate and celebrated with their peers.
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.
If your successful nominee is unable to attend their Award Ceremony we will send their Diana Award certificate by post.
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.