The 2016 Why Virtue Matters Essay Contest and the Jubilee Centre Youth Awards for Service are now open for entries.
The Why Virtue Matters Essay Contest encourages young people to consider the meaning and importance of the virtues of honesty, courage and service. The contest asks those aged between 9 and 18 to write a short essay exploring one of these particular virtues, focussing on how it has benefitted their life, and how it will be of benefit in the future. The contest ran for the first time in 2015 and received essays from 400 young people across both primary and secondary schools. Winning essays from 2015, and details of how to enter the 2016 competition, can be found here.
The Jubilee Youth Awards for Service recognise young people for their outstanding commitment to social action; this could be through volunteering or fundraising, caring for people or providing mentoring support in school, running campaigns or being part of a social enterprise. There are two awards available: one for young people aged 10-15, and one for young people aged 16-20. Find out more about the Jubilee Youth Awards, and how to nominate someone you know, here.