The Diana Award: Nominate a Young Person for an Award

The Diana Award
Open to:Young people aged 9 – 25

Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.

This is the longest running award for young people through a retrospective nomination process only. We believe this is special. Young people do not work towards the award, rather they demonstrate their suitability through their actions, without any expectation of reward.


The young person must be aged 9-25 years at the time of your Diana Award Nomination and must have carried out the activity for 12 months or more. Nominations must be made by someone who knows the nominee in a professional capacity. If a nomination is made by a family member it will not be considered valid. You cannot nominate yourself for a Diana Award.

You will need to demonstrate how the young person has gone above and beyond their average peer and the social impact they have made in their community.


All Diana Award recipients will receive a personalised certificate and their names and nominating organisations will be announced publicly on our Roll of Honour and press releases on 1st July to celebrate Princess Diana’ birthday.

If your nomination is successful, your nominee will be invited to an awards ceremony near your area. If you live outside of the UK, your nominee will receive The Diana Award via post and be celebrated via our digital platform if it is not possible for them to receive it in person.

Diana Award recipients based in the UK are also presented with an invitation to Althorp House, Princess Diana’s childhood home. These invitations are gifted to Diana Award recipients in kind by Princess Diana’s brother Earl Spencer, in recognition of their continuation of Diana’s legacy.

On receiving their Award, young people are given access to a unique development programme which aims to further increase their already proven capacity for innovation, leadership and social change, through access to resources, opportunities and training, both face to face and online.

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