YOUNG people in Cirencester that do good work in the community will be recognised once again this year as part of the Rotary Club’s Young Citizen of the Year award.

The award, which first ran in 2011, aims to highlight the achievements of young people under the age of 18 who have made a difference in their local area.

Andrew Tubb, chief executive of Cirencester Town Council and local Rotarian, said the award, which is jointly supported by the Standard and the Bingham Library Trust, is a way of shining light on the town’s unsung heroes.

“This is about celebrating youth and the work that young people do in Cirencester. It’s about recognizing the voluntary work that may otherwise go unnoticed,” he said.

Amy-May Knowles, the winner in 2012, went on to national recognition for her charitable work and was one of the forces behind the success of last year’s Phoenix Festival.

The organisers are now looking for nominations from anyone who has been impressed by the selfless activities of a young person, friend or family member.

Nominations can be made by filling in the coupon inside this week's Standard with a brief letter explaining the reasons behind the choice.

The competition is open to anyone under 18 who has demonstrated a valuable service to their community.

Award entries will be judged by representatives from Cirencester Rotary Club, the Wilts and Glos Standard and the Bingham Library Trust.

The winner will receive £100, the Daniel Bingham Cup and a £500 bursary from the Bingham Library Trust with their story also appearing in the Standard.

Entries should be sent to the Bingham Library Trust, Bingham House, Dyer Street, Cirencester, GL7 2PP or by email to

The deadline for entries is Friday, June 20.