Commonwealth awards scheme

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YOUNG people on Wearside who are determined to make a change in the world could be in line for an international award.

Nominations for the Commonwealth Youth Awards for Excellence in Development Work are now open.

The awards recognise young people whose commitment to development work in a Commonwealth country has made a difference to the lives of others.

In return, nominees will get a chance to win international recognition and support for their development project.

Five awards will be given regionally with the top entrant from each region receiving a Pan-Commonwealth Award.

Entries can be made at until July 31.