"To celebrate the amazing achievements of inspiring young people across Great Britain and Ireland, RIBI launched the Young Citizen Awards. The RIBI Young Citizen Awards, in association with the BBC News Channel, showcase and celebrate the positive citizenship and important responsibilities assumed by many young people under the age of 25 in Great Britain and Ireland.
RIBI Young Citizen winners receive trophies and a cash prize of £500 at the RIBI National Conference where the awards are presented live on the BBC News Channel. Later in the year the winners are invited to visit the BBC News TV studios in London and will also receive a tour of the Houses of Parliament.
Those nominated do not necessarily have to be working on a Rotary project to be eligible for an award. What matters is that they, individually or as part of a group, have made a positive difference which has been recognised by a local Rotary club as worthy of a nomination.
Every nomination will receive a personalised certificate from RIBI via their local Rotary club recognising the achievement.
In 2013 there were five awards made including a joint award. The awards ceremony was broadcast live on the BBC News Channel and featured interviews with all of the winners.
2013 was an outstanding year and there were some truly inspirational winners, all with their own tale to tell."