Make Your Mark campaign shortlisted for national award

The British Youth Council has been shortlisted for a Charity Times Award under ‘Campaigning Team of the Year’. The nomination recognises the young volunteers, stakeholders and staff who were part of last years successful UK Youth Parliament Make Your Mark campaign which saw over 875,000 young people have their say on the issues they felt should be debated in the House of Commons by Members of Youth Parliament.

The UK Youth Parliament’s Make Your Mark campaign has triamphed every year with this year’s campaign set to reach 1 million young people from across the UK. This follows last years increase of 81% cementing Make Your Mark’s position as the largest youth consultation of its kind in the UK. The Make Your Mark campaign gives young people a say on what is discussed by their Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs) in their annual  House of Commons debate.

The Charity Times Awards continue to be the pre-eminent celebration of best practice in the UK charity and not-for-profit sector. Now in their sixteenth year, the awards are run by Charity Times Magazine – the leading title for UK non-profit professionals. Last year’s event was attended by more than 700 of the sector’s finest. This year’s winners will be announced at the Charity Times Awards Gala Dinner & Ceremony on the 7 October 2015at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.

Mita Desai, Chair, British Youth Council said: “The UK Youth Parliament’s Make Your Mark campaign is the single largest referendum of young people in the UK and year on year its reached more and more young people so I’m delighted to see the efforts of so many people recognised and celebrated.”

Mark Evans, Publishing Director, Charity Times Awards said: “This annual celebration places the spotlight on the hard work and achievements of the sector. Universally recognised as the pinnacle of success, the Charity Times Awards really are the measure of professionalism combined with passion. The record number of entries demonstrates that the sector is in good hands, and at a time when good news about charities seems in short supply winning this accolade not only recognises an outstanding contribution to the sector, but also demonstrates the sector’s vital contribution to society and we look forward to celebrating that in October.”