Libraries Youth Buzz Awards

Youth Buzz Awards 2024

Nominations for the Youth Buzz Awards 2024 are now CLOSED

Thank you for your interest in celebrating the achievements of young people across Manchester during the last 12 months. The Youth Buzz Awards will be taking place on Saturday 9 March 2024 at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel from 5pm until 8pm (arrivals from 4.30pm).

Manchester is working with UNICEF UK to put children's rights into practice and become an internationally recognised ‘Child Friendly City’. During our journey to accreditation, we will create communities where all children and young people have a meaningful say, and truly benefit from, the local decisions, services and spaces that shape their lives.

A Child Friendly City listens to and values its children and young people and puts them at the heart of decision making.

Find further information about our Child Friendly City Journey

Nomination guidelines


Nominees must be aged 11-19 years old (up to 25 with special educational needs and disability and/or carers or care leavers) and be either a resident living in Manchester or accessing educational provision or employment in the city. You may submit two entries only per organisation and complete separate submissions for each. A candidate cannot nominate themselves.

If you wish to nominate the same person/organisation for different awards, you will need to complete a separate form for each one.

Supporting Evidence

Additional evidence is not a requirement, but examples of the work and achievements of nominees will be considered during the shortlisting process. Examples of such evidence may include - photographs, videos, campaign materials, achievement certificates or testimonials.


Shortlisted nominees will be notified on Friday 9 February 2024.

Submissions and Enquiries

All entries must be received by 11.59pm on Sunday 28 January 2024.

If you need any support or clarification on this information, please email


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