Youth Awards return in Welwyn Hatfield!

The Welwyn Hatfield Youth Awards is back for 2023, recognising and celebrating the diverse achievements of the young people in our borough.

Award winners from 2022

It follows a very successful launch last year. The awards are organised by the Welwyn Hatfield Youth Council and aim to shine a light on the accomplishments of their peers.

The awards are open to young people aged 11-19 who live, work or are educated in the borough and have been outstanding in a particular discipline - in sport or art - or gone above and beyond to help others, including caring for a loved one, showing great courage, and being a role model to others.

Applications are accepted from friends, family, neighbours, schools, youth groups and voluntary organisations.

To find more information on the categories for the awards, and to nominate someone, visit our dedicated webpage.

The closing date for nominations is Monday 30 January 2023.

The award categories are:

  • Young artist
  • Young musician
  • Young entrepreneur
  • Young sportsperson
  • Young volunteer
  • Young carer
  • Inspirational young person
  • Young environmentalist

Councillor Terry Mitchinson, Executive Member, Leisure and Community, said:

The Welwyn Hatfield Youth Awards are a fantastic opportunity to give the spotlight to young people in Welwyn Hatfield and celebrate some of the amazing things they do.

I am always humbled to hear about the good work being done by the children and young people and I am very much looking forward to hearing about their stories and successes.

If you have any queries, please email