Young Star of the Year 2019

Variety, the Children’s Charity of Jersey are on the look out for shining stars in the Island. These annual awards celebrate the courage, creativity, and commitment of children and young people in Jersey. The six categories for which Variety look to find a ‘Star’ are...
Courage    Community    Carer    Sport    Arts    Academic

Aimed at youngsters aged between six and sixteen, the event is sponsored by The Channel Islands Co-Operative Society. 
The public are invited to nominate the young people that they think should be recognised and rewarded. Many young islanders face adversity in their lives; this could be dealing with a debilitating illness, or helping to care for a family member. Others gladly give up their time to help others in the community and Variety is also looking for those who have excelled in an academic or creative forum. 
Nomination forms are available to download below or in hard copy format from all Co-operative food stores, through Island schools, youth clubs and parish halls. Prizes on offer for the winners include a fabulous top prize of an incredible £5,000 worth of travel vouchers from The Channel Islands Cooperative Society Limited, along with £500 worth of vouchers for each of the six category winners.
All the nominated youngsters are shortlisted and those final eighteen are judged by an independent panel. All the shortlisted youngsters and their families are invited to a gala awards ceremony which takes place on the 9th June 2019. The highlight of the themed event is undoubtedly the awards presentation but all attendees also enjoy afternoon tea and a memorable array of entertainment. Variety are privileged to have His Excellency Air Chief Marshal Stephen and Mrs Dalton to present the top award.
Sandra Auckland, Chairman of the Young Star of the Year says,
"It’s been a long wait but I am so excited to finally open the nominations for the 2019 Young Star of the Year Awards. Variety, the Childrens Charity of Jersey, is dedicated to making a lasting difference by bringing hope and comfort to children who may be either disadvantaged or have special needs. These awards provide the perfect opportunity to recognise the many deserving youngsters in Jersey and I hope that many people will feel encouraged to put forward their nominations. This is a chance to recognise Jersey’s diverse and vibrant young community, children are the future and this event is so important to encourage their ambitions and future aspirations."
Colin Macleod, Chief Executive Officer of The Channel Islands Co-operative Society says,
"The Variety Young Star of the Year Awards is always a significant event in our calendar. But the lead up to the event is just as important. This is the time when people have the chance to put forward their nominations and really make sure that every deserving youngster is recognised for their achievements. It is important for us to celebrate the many inspiring young Islanders and The Channel Islands Co-Operative Society is once again honoured to be part of this year’s Awards."

Previous Winners

2018 - Milo Baudains (11)
2016 - Kianne Moy (15)
2015 - Euan McCarthy (8)

2014 - Tiago Fernandes
2013 - Daniela de Gouveia and Rosie Nicholls
If you would like further information or to contact Variety, please email or call the Variety Office on 01534 856937.


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