Children given centre stage at Wakefield Awards

25 April 2017

The Children of Achievement awards, the only celebration dedicated to recognising the talents and outstanding bravery of young people throughout the Wakefield District, is calling upon organisations, families and individuals to submit their nominations.

The awards are open to children aged between 0 – 19 years. All people need to do to make a nomination is provide the name, age, address and category along with a rationale of why their chosen young person would be a deserving winner, what they have had to overcome and what impact their achievement had had.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from the organisations website: and completed entries should be sent to by Thursday 27 April.

With nine categories including Inspiring Individual, Taking Personal Risks, Sports Achievement, Child of Courage when Battling Illness, Young Achiever in Academia, Enterprise, Community Award, Young Achiever in Arts and Young Carer there are plenty of opportunities for young people to be commended for their achievements.  

Chairman of WACCL, organisers of the Children of Achievement Awards, Ian Taylor comments: “Although we all take the time out to celebrate the many business awards and events throughout the calendar, we couldn’t believe there was nothing in place to commend the amazing achievements of local young people.

“The Children of Achievement Awards is the only event that is dedicated to children and we want to make it a huge success. With nine very worthy winners, we know that it will be an amazing and emotional evening and we encourage businesses to take the time to come along and to make a child smile.”

The event, which takes place on Friday 9 June at Cedar Court Hotel Wakefield, is also calling upon businesses that could sponsor a category for £1,000 or take a table of ten for just £500. Following a three-course meal there will be a raffle and disco, as well as an opportunity to celebrate with the winners.