NOMINATIONS are being sought for a county-wide award that recognizes the special achievements of young people.

The High Sheriff of Lancashire's Young Citizen of the Year Awards is a competition to find a young person aged up to 21 who has helped either their local neighbourhood, an individual, family member or local organisation.

The scheme is being administered by the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC) on behalf of the High Sheriff and the closing date for nominations is January 31.

All finalists will be invited to attend a presentation at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters in Spring 2013 when the winner will receive £250 plus a specially commissioned trophy. The two runners-up will also receive £100 and a certificate.

Application forms are available online at or from the LANPAC office on 01772 412733.