Mayor's Youth Awards

About the Mayor's Youth Awards

Rochdale Youth Service holds an annual Mayor's Youth Awards event.

It gives us the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the fantastic achievements, contributions and developments of young people across the Rochdale borough.

Closing date

The closing date for 2021 nominations was 12 midnight, Friday, 25 February 2022.

Nominate a young person

We're looking for nominations to recognise young people who've made a real difference to the people in their lives. Whether it's through work in the community, sporting achievement or commitment to their friends and family.

Anyone can nominate a young person who lives in the borough aged 11–19, or up to 25 if they've got a disability.

These awards are in recognition of young people's achievements and contributions towards enhancing the wellbeing of young people and their local communities. This is a great opportunity to recognise those who have helped others through this challenging coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Nominations for the next awards will be announced once the date is finalised.

How to nominate a young person

Please complete the entry form below.

Mayor's Youth Awards nomination form

Please write clearly and continue on a separate sheet if necessary. You can include press cuttings, leaflets, letters of support from other individuals and photos to support your nomination.

Please email your nomination form to

Alternatively, you can post your nomination form to Matthew Moss Youth Centre, Matthew Moss Lane, Rochdale OL11 3LU. Find Matthew Moss Youth Centre on Google Maps 

Shortlisting and winners

The young people’s judging panel discussed and chose the winning nominations, which were announced and presented with an award at the Mayor’s Youth Awards Ceremony on Monday, 21 March 2022 at Middleton Arena, Lance Corporal Joel Halliwell VC Way, Middleton M24 1AG. Find Middleton Arena on Google Maps