THE Rotary Club of Malvern is looking for high-achieving young people from the area to take part in Rotary's national Young Citizen Awards.

The awards, launched nearly eight years ago, celebrate the positive citizenship and important responsibilities of many young people under the age of 25

Young Citizen winners receive trophies and a prize of £500 at the Rotary in Britain and Ireland (RIBI) annual conference, where the awards are presented live on the BBC News Channel.

Later in the year, the winners will have the chance to visit the BBC News studios in London and the Houses of Parliament.

David Street of Malvern Rotary said: " Those nominated do not have to be working on a Rotary project to be eligible for an award. What matters is that they, individually or as part of a group, have made a positive difference which has been recognised by a local Rotary club as worthy of a nomination."

Every nominee will receive a certificate from the RIBI president via their local club recognising the achievement.

If you know of an inspiring individual or group and would like to nominate them, please contact the Rotary Club of Malvern. Nominees can only be put forward via the local Rotary Club.

For more information, contact Mr Street on 01684 572801.