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Countdown to High 5 awards deadline

Nominations for the 2016 High 5 awards close on July 22nd so everyone in the city is being urged to get online to give a child or young person the life changing chance of winning.

High 5 Awards 2016 Poster

The High 5 awards celebrate youngsters who have strived to achieve and inspire others often without realising how special their efforts really are.

Those honoured have through endeavour achieved in their own lives or made the lives of others in their family, school, organisation or community better.

So far nominations have come in from across the city for both individuals and groups of youngsters who are an inspiration because of their positive attitude and actions.

Awards ambassador and Swans star Leon Britton said: "Thank you to everyone who has nominated so far - the stories they had told about children and young people in this city are really impressive.

"However I am keen that all our inspirational children and young person get recognised at this year's awards.

"Please if you someone you know has achieved something wonderful or is making life better in their family or community get a nomination in before July 22nd."

Peter Snadden from the Rotary Club of Swansea, which has been involved in the High 5 awards since the start, also called for last minute nominations.

He said: "Often, there is simply not enough recognition given to our young people who are doing great things often against the odds.

"As a club which has been working with young people since the 1920s we know that there are more of these inspirational youngsters out there than people think.

"That's why we were looking for a way to bring their successes and good deeds into the spotlight and when High 5 came along and we were delighted to sign up to be able to take part.

"We are looking forward to hearing about this year's nominees and we hope people nominate so that no young person or group of youngsters misses out."

He added: "One of the nice things about the awards is the unique prizes designed around the winning youngsters themselves and we are delighted to be part of making some of those special experiences happen and are on board to do that again this year."

The High 5 Awards are open to any child, young person or group resident, educated or receiving support in Swansea.

The age ranges are under 13s, 14 to 19 or 20 to 25.

All nominators have to do is head to and say why they think that young person is worthy of recognition for what they have done.

Everyone nominated will be recognised with a certificate. The eventual winners' final prizes will be uniquely designed around the nominee.

Further information is available at

The awards are sponsored by Gower College Swansea, and supported by Swansea City FC, The Wave, Rotary Club of Swansea, Trade Tyres Swansea, Swansea Building Society, Day's Rental, Stenor Environmental Services, Swansea Council's recycling team, Swansea Lord Mayor's Office, Dragon Events, and The Dragon Hotel.


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