THERE is still time for young people who have helped their community to be nominated for this year's Tendring Youth Awards.

In its fourth year, the awards celebrate achievements by youngsters who live, work or study in Tendring, across a range of categories.

Youth groups can also be nominated, and there is a category for adults to recognise those who support young people in Tendring.

The Harwich Haven Authority is the main sponsor of this year’s Tendring Youth Awards, which are supported by Tendring Council and Essex County Council.

There are only a few weeks left to submit your entries to the awards, with nominations closing on Friday, May 24 – after which judges will shortlist the finalists ahead of the presentation evening at Clacton’s Princes Theatre on July 2.

Karen O’Connor, Tendring Youth Awards chairman, said nominations were needed from the public.

“We need your help to recognise these young people – we can only celebrate those we know about," she said.

"So please get nominating – there’s no limit on how many people you put forward.

“We reach out to schools and youth organisations and encourage them to put their inspirational young people forward, but some of the best nominations are from the public.”

The categories include volunteer (age 11-21), arts (age 11-21), community improvement (age 8-11), learning achievement (age 11-21), outstanding achievement (age 11-21), personal achievement (age 8-21), environmental initiative award (8-21), unsung hero (Adult), committee’s award.

To nominate someone for a Tendring Youth Award, complete an online nomination form at or download one from and submit it to