Commonwealth Youth Awards

Commonwealth Youth Awards winners 2015_The Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work celebrate outstanding young people whose work has had an enduring impact on people and communities.

The awards recognise young people’s contribution to solving national and local problems, shaping development in innovative ways, and inspiring other young people to get involved in nation building.

Nominations should demonstrate how a young person’s work, whether professional or voluntary, has helped to promote a development goal, such as empowerment of marginalised groups, education for all, peace, democracy, human rights, health, sport and culture, or protection of the environment.

Award winners are selected by regional adjudication panels made up of youth leaders, Youth Ministry officials, youth workers and staff of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Youth Division.

Learn about our previous winners and their inspiring stories:

Commonwealth Youth Awards 2015 

Commonwealth Youth Awards 2013

Commonwealth Youth Awards 2012