Monday, 3 November 2008


Do you know a young person who has taken action to make a difference in their community?

Does a young person you know have an idea to create change? If so, why not nominate them for a CHANGEit award! CHANGEit, run by Common Purpose and sponsored by Deutsche Bank, recognises, supports and rewards young campaigners aged 11-18 who want to create a positive change in their communities.

CHANGEit has nothing to do with academic achievement, and everything to do with good citizenship and positive action. Campaigns can be big or small and deal with any issue. Judges are looking for passion, innovation and the determination to create change.

Nominate today - the closing date is 12 January 2009! Every young person nominated will receive a certificate of recognition. Winners will be announced at an award ceremony in spring 2009. CHANGEit will award prizes of up to £750 in three categories:

  • Innovation – for young people with ideas to improve their community, who need training or support to get their campaign off the ground
  • Performance – to celebrate the achievements of young campaigners who have already taken positive action.
  • Photo contest – young people’s photos that capture ‘campaigning in action’ that was started or helped by young people

To find out more or to submit nominations online, for individuals and groups, go to


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