Celebrating young people's achievements

November 19, 2008 10:44 AM

Young People of the Year logoCambridge MP David Howarth has been chosen as one of the judges in the county's annual Young People of the Year Awards.

Mr Howarth, along with the panel of judges chosen from dignitaries, young people and sponsors, will select the winners for their outstanding achievements.

The young people aged between 10 and 25 may have been running clubs, volunteering or helping those less fortunate than themselves.

Mr Howarth, who also joined the panel of judges last year, said: "We have all read the bad news stories in the press about today's young people, but most young people are keen to play an active part in society and make valuable contributions.

"These awards celebrate their remarkable achievements and give them well-deserved recognition. I am delighted, once again, to be involved in the judging."

The awards carry a top prize of £1,000 and winners will give half their prize money to a good cause of their choice.

Winners will be announced at a special ceremony in December at Cambridge Airport.

For further information visit the website at www.youngpeopleoftheyear.org

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