Judges enlisted for 2015 CYP Now Awards as entries reach record high

CYP Now reporter
Friday, July 17, 2015

The judging panel for the 2015 Children & Young People Now Awards has been confirmed.

Entries to this year’s awards closed last Friday (10th July). The judges, who will meet during the summer, will have their work cut out, as the number of entries comfortably broke all previous records. Their marks will create shortlists in each of the 22 categories.

Young people’s involvement has always been an important part of the CYP Now Awards and this year is no exception. A second round of judging will be undertaken by a group of young judges hand-picked by Children & Young People Now.

The young judges will study and mark all the shortlisted entries. As ever, the winners will be calculated by aggregating the adults’ and young judges’ marks.

This year's Children & Young People Now Awards ceremony will be staged at the Hurlingham Club in London on the evening of Thursday, 26 November.

Judges for the 2015 CYP Now Awards:

Francine Bates, chief executive, Lullaby Trust

Kathy Evans, chief executive, Children England

John Freeman, John Freeman Consulting

Dez Holmes, director, Research in Practice

Imran Hussein, director of policy, rights and advocacy, Child Poverty Action Group

Anne Kazimirski, head of measurement and evaluation, New Philanthropy Capital

Amanda Kelly, executive director, Impower

Anne Longfield, children’s commissioner for England

Helen Marshall, chief executive, Ambition

Cath Prisk, director, Outdoor People

Charlie Spencer, head of youth services and youth justice, Sandwell Council

Dwynwen Stepien, head of early intervention support service, Croydon Council

Carol Stone, early intervention service manager, Calderdale Council

Kevin Williams, chief executive, The Fostering Network

Howard Williamson, Professor of European youth policy, University of South Wales

Sophie Wood, head of participation, National Children’s Bureau

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