Please contact awardsteam@markallengroup.com if you have any further questions.


Organisations interested in sponsoring any of the award categories should contact George Hogg on: george.hogg@markallengroup.com or call: 020 7501 6699

How to Enter

The Children & Young People Now Awards entries will close on the Friday 14th June.

Click here to submit an entry.

Any organisations or individuals who are based in the UK and whose work is UK based, can enter the awards. Entries should focus on work that was launched, or is ongoing, between the beginning of July 2023 and the end of June 2024.

If an individual/organisation provides a service which supports those who are around 25 years of age or below, then they may enter themselves for any of our categories.

Thanks to the support of Children & Young People Now and the sector it has been possible to waive the entry fee (normally £35 for the public and voluntary sectors and £75 for the private sector), which covers the cost of administration and the judging process.

If you think your entry will be late then please get in touch immediately by emailing awardsteam@markallengroup.com.

You can enter any of our categories, but the maximum number of categories an initiative, individual or team can be entered for is three.

Supporting material should be uploaded along with your entry. The material provided should support what is already outlined within your entry. It should not speak on any new information related to your entry.

It is essential for at least one photo to be uploaded that represents your entry, whether that is an individual, a team, a project or a company. Uploading a company logo is acceptable if you are happy for this file to represent your entry in the awards presentation and all related awards materials if you are shortlisted.


    - Photos must be uploaded as a high-resolution JPEG or PNG file.

    - A resolution of at least 1MB is best.

    - If you are uploading your files from a phone, please ensure that the photo is sent as ‘actual size’.

Please Do Not:

    - Attach ZIP files in the file upload fields.

    - Upload photos taken from websites that are not the original size.

    - Exceed the limit of 40MB within each file upload field.

Judges will look for entries that show evidence of increased impact in the lives of children, young people and/or families. This impact can be described, but also, crucially, should be quantified in some way. Judges will want to know how that impact is measured, and how you are ensuring this increased impact is sustained over time.

You may cancel your entry up until the entry deadline. If you wish to cancel your entry, please email awardsteam@markallengroup.com.


They will be processed by the awards team ready for judging. Judging takes place during July and the shortlist will be announced shortly after.

The full shortlist will be published on our website after the judging has taken place in July. If you have entered the awards, you will receive an email to confirm that this information is live on our website.

The Ceremony

The winners will be revealed at a gala ceremony on the evening of Thursday 28th November 2024 at Novotel London West, Hammersmith

Bookings for the Children & Young People Now Awards will become available once the shortlist has been announced. We accept all our bookings for individual seats and tables for the awards on our website.

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