High Sheriff National Crimebeat Awards

4th November 2014

Applications are now open for this years High Sheriff National Crimebeat Awards.

The annual awards give recognition to the most innovative and successful crime-prevention projects carried out by young people (ages 5-25) in helping create safer communities. These projects should have a beneficial effect on the community inside and outside of the project group.

There are 2 categories, each with 3 prizes (1st – £1000, 2nd – £750, 3rd – £500)
Category A: Groups where the project idea came from young people who are then responsible for running it.
Category B: Groups where the project idea was developed from others, but where young people have a significant role in the management and delivery of the project.

To be eligible for these awards, a simple application should be submitted via e-mail to hs.cumbria2014@btconnect.com, Martyn Hart, High Sheriff of Cumbria, for his endorsement.

** The deadline for submitting applications to Marty Hart is Monday, 15th December 2014 **

Applications must provide the following information:
-Project title
-Category of Entry (A or B)
-Name and Address of the organisation and details of the responsible person to be contacted
-Age range and number of young people in the group
-A 750 word (max) description of the project including outcomes achieved to date

Once the project application has been endorsed by the High Sheriff you will then be able to send any supporting evidence such as photographs, newspaper cuttings, media interviews etc. that would assist the judging panel on memory sticks and/or DVDs.

Finalists are invited to a prestigious ceremony in London where the winners are announced. They are asked to make a short presentation introducing their project and describing what it has achieved. As a special perk, all finalists are given a tour of London on an open top bus and a trip on The London Eye.

For more information about the awards click here.

You may also see details of previous winners here.