The youth of today are the foundation for our future

The British Citizen Youth Award (BCyA) in association with Specsavers, is designed to recognise the individual endeavours of young people who are positively impacting their communities, helping charities or undertaking exceptional activities in support of others

Across the nation people are showing kindness and caring to others, but often without the recognition it deserves. The British Citizen Award understands that there is no age limit to selfless acts of kindness, so have created The British Citizen Youth Award (BCyA) for those aged 18 and under. Young people are the key to our future for making our society and communities a better place to live.

We live in a world where negativity often prevails, and where young people are subject to negative generalisations. Together with our partner, Specsavers we want to shine the light of positivity on the youth of Britain and highlight the magnificent contribution that young people make to our communities.

Parents, carers or guardians will need to validate the nomination. To apply either request a nomination form from The British Citizen Award or email:

Each nomination will be considered on its merits and if further information is required the nominator will be contacted. The BCyA Independent Assessment Panel will assess from the information contained in the submission and any other information available in the public domain.



 The youth of today are the foundation for our future

The society we live in tomorrow will be shaped by the children of today, which is why championing amazing young role models is so very important.

The young people receiving British Citizen youth Award medals will, I am sure, inspire other youngsters to emulate their good work and embody the spirit of transparency, integrity, determination and achievement, that define these awards.

Whatever it is they have done to make a significant impact on society, their community, charity or other good cause, it will have been with a selflessness and commitment that deserves to be publicly acknowledged.

These unsung heroes are the rising stars of the future – let us shine a light on them and celebrate!

I hope that many more youngsters will follow in their footsteps.  Dame Mary Perkins, DBE
Co-Founder, Specsavers

Antony Hudgell BCyA and Paula Hudgell