THE final call is being made for entries in the High Sheriff of Lancashire's Young Citizen of the Year Award.

Today is the last day for young people to submit their entries into the competition which recognises special achievements.

The awards take place every year to find a young person under the age of 21 who has helped either their local neighbourhood, an individual, family member or local organisation.

The scheme is administered by the Lancashire Partnership Against Crime on behalf of the High Sheriff Jeremy Gorrick.

The kinds of projects that could be successful are those that help make local communities safer and better places to live, those which help to regenerate deprived areas, or those which help people to build confidence and unlock their true potential.

BAE Systems are title sponsor for this year’s awards, and the company’s operations director - combat air and site director of Samlesbury Ian Wood said they were delighted to be associated with the scheme.

He said: “We know from previous entries across the years that there are a great number of young people in the county who make an outstanding contribution to the communities in which they live.

“It is on that basis that we are tremendously proud to support these awards and extremely keen to encourage people to put nominations forward.”

Application forms are available online at or from the LANPAC office on 01772 412733. They can also be collected from police stations or downloaded at