The Jubilee Centre's national Thank You Letter Awards is now open for submissions for the 2017 contest. The Awards invite young people to write a thank you letter to someone or something that has made a difference to their lives, the lives of others or society more generally. Last year, more than 200 schools across the UK took part with pupils aged 5 to 16 contributing 41,000 letters. With the launch of the 2017 competition, the Centre hopes to build on this success and sign up many more schools. Schools are encouraged to hold their own Thank You Letter competition, with vouchers provided as prizes, and submit the best letters to the national competition. Find out more about how to get involved here. Read more about the Thank You Letter Awards and what young people are grateful for, as well as extracts from some of last year's winning letters in this blog post. A press release was also issued to interested media parties.