2019 Child Friendly Leeds Awards

NEWS - Young people take the lead in planning prestigious citywide awards

Children and young people take centre stage when it comes to putting on the city’s prestigious annual awards ceremony which celebrates the people, places and organisations who make Leeds truly child friendly.

Thirteen young people aged 12 –17 years will make up this year’s awards planning group and have called themselves ‘The Dynamics’.



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The Child Friendly Leeds (CFL) Awards have been running for five years – they started in 2012/13 and have become a very highly regarded event in the city’s calendar of award ceremonies and events. The CFL Awards are the pinnacle celebration of everything that is Child Friendly Leeds in the city and are a reflection of our ambition to put children and young people at the heart of everything we do.

We need you to tell us about someone that you know who deserves to be recognised

Do you know a great place in Leeds for children and young people? Someone who’s making a big difference to young people’s lives? Someone who has inspired you to make a difference too? Then please tell us! Without nominations, we cannot reward those people for the amazing work that they do.

Interested in performing at the next Child Friendly Leeds Awards?

Child Friendly Leeds are looking for exciting young acts that can showcase the best of the city’s talent to perform at the 6th annual Child Friendly Leeds Awards on Thursday 7th February 2019 at City Varieties. We’re looking for individuals or groups who have a talent for entertaining. It could be singing, playing an instrument, dancing, spoken word, drama, comedy or magic.

Perfomers will also need to:

  • be aged 8 – 25 years old and must have parental consent if aged under 18
  • be available on Thursday 7th February 2019 (the day of the awards) from 4pm until the end of the awards at 9pm
  • have some experience of performing in front of a large audience
  • provide their own props, costumes, music and other resources necessary for their act

If you’re interested in applying, please complete the booking form and return with photos and a short video clip of your act to CFLAwards@Leeds.gov.uk before the deadline of 10am on Wednesday 26th September 2018.

Our young people planning group will review all the acts and make the final decision as to whom will perform. All acts will be contacted by the end of November to let them know whether they have been successful or not.

If you’d like more information, please call 0113 378 3577 for a chat or email CFLAwards@Leeds.gov.uk.