The winners of the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Awards will be announced on 14 September 2023 in London during the week of the Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Meeting.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Commonwealth Youth Programme, 50 extraordinary young people have been selected this year. Those shortlisted include social entrepreneurs, environmental champions, innovators, and human rights activists, from across the Commonwealth.
Twenty of those shortlisted will be selected as finalists and the overall winners will attend the awards ceremony. The young people, aged between 15 to 29, all have initiatives that make tangible contributions to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Each of the 20 finalists will receive a trophy, certificate and £1,000 to expand the impact of their work. The top finalist from each region will be recognised as the regional winner and will receive £3,000.
One of the five regional winners will become the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2023 and will be awarded £5,000.
In continuation of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s partnership with the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT), an additional prize of £20,000 in funding will be awarded to one project, delivered over the course of two years. The selected winner will also be announced at the official awards ceremony.