Crimebeat Awards for young

Young People from North Yorkshire have been invited to enter the 2011 North Yorkshire Crimebeat awards by High Sheriff Alexandra Holford.

The aim of the Crimebeat awards is to get young people thinking about their local area and what they could do to improve it.

The competition is open to anyone from North Yorkshire and the City of York, aged between 10 and 18.

Projects are welcome from individuals or team efforts from schools, community groups or youth groups.

Entries close on Friday 4 November.

Projects can be anything from producing a film or drama, teaching others about staying safe, tidying up an area, or anything else that could improve a community.

The finalists will be asked to present their projects in February 2012 and, although they don’t need to be completed, must be at a stage where they can be evaluated for their effectiveness.

Winning projects will receive prize money from the High Sheriff of North Yorkshire’s Fund to put their projects into practice in their local area.

As Crimebeat focuses on the positive contributions of young people, the project planning and presentation has to be done by the young people.

However, a small degree of adult assistance is acceptable.

The High Sheriff Alexandra Holford, said: “I am delighted that I am able to work with North Yorkshire Police to involve young people in projects that benefit the whole community.”

Last year the competition gave out £1,750 in prize money with an extra £300 given out to other projects.

The Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, Grahame Maxwell, said: “I am very pleased that North Yorkshire Police has the opportunity to support such a worthwhile competition.”

“I am keen to see this year’s entries. I am positive that they will continue to be of the high quality that we have seen previously.”

For further information and an entry form visit