DIANA AWARD NOMINATION CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY_

To be eligible for the Diana Award, nominees must be aged between 9 and 25 at the time of their nomination. Please note that you cannot nominate yourself, your family or your friends for the Diana Award.

Eligibility checklist:

  • The nominee is aged 9-25 years old at the date of nomination.
  • The nominee has been carrying out their social action work for a minimum of 12 months.
  • The nominator is over 18 years old.
  • The nominator knows the nominee in a professional capacity.
  • The nominator is not related to the nominee.
  • The nominator can provide the contact details and a Supporting Statement from an additional Supporter to validate the nomination.
  • The nominator can provide additional evidence of the nominee’s social action work (optional).

Download the Diana Award Nomination Guide to support your nomination.

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VISION

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

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SOCIAL IMPACT

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

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YOUTH LED

Demonstrates how the young person has led, owned and shaped the activities they are nominating them for.

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SERVICE JOURNEY

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

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INSPIRING OTHERS

Demonstrates that, through the nominee’s positive attitude and passionate approach to life, they are a role model to others.

WHO ARE THE CHANGE_MAKERS?

RECEIVING THE diana AWARD in 2024

Diana Award recipients will be celebrated at our virtual Award Ceremony in December 2024 and will receive their certificates by post in January 2025.

THE LEGACY AWARD

Recipients of The Diana Award are also eligible for the Legacy Award, which takes place on a biennial basis.

Read more about the Legacy Award here.

KEY DATES

Throughout the year The Diana Award holds lots of events around the Award. Here are some key dates for your diary. Want to discuss your nomination in more detail? Call us on +44 20 39 342160 or email nominations@diana-award.org.uk

  • Nominations for the 2024 Diana Award will open in May 2024 and close in August 2024. For email reminders please register here.
  • All nominators will be contacted in October 2024 with the result of their nomination for the 2024 Diana Award.
  • The Virtual 2024 Diana Award Ceremony will take place on 5 December 2024, followed by the announcement of The 2024 Diana Award Roll of Honour.
  • Successful Diana Award recipients will be invited to attend Virtual Networking Events in January 2025. Certificates will also be mailed during this time.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS_

HOW DO I NOMINATE A YOUNG PERSON FOR A DIANA AWARD OR A LEGACY AWARD?

Diana Award Nominations will open in May 2024 and close in August 2024. For email reminders please register here. 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.

WHEN DO DIANA AWARD NOMINATIONS OPEN AND CLOSE?

Diana Award Nominations will open in May 2024 and close in August 2024. Nominations received after this date will not be considered and you will be advised to resubmit when 2025 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 the late 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, you must first receive a Diana Award in the previous two years. 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.

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 nominations@diana-award.org.uk

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:

  1. 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.
  2. If your answers to the nomination questions do not meet the minimum or maximum word limit.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?

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.

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.