Awards archive

  • From participant to ambassador

    Denmark

    "My name is Frederik and I am a 19 year old, bilingual Dane living in Copenhagen. I first heard about The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from family friends in England but sadly the concept wasn’t then

  • A new outlook

    South Africa

    "I have been working for The Department of Correctional Service in Voorberg, South Africa for the past nine years and have also been an Award coordinator there for the past five years. I have seen

  • Being the best you

    Canada

    There was never any way that losing a limb would keep Mark Arendz from doing great things with his life

  • A new person

    Bahamas

    "Growing up on an island in The Bahamas was not easy in terms of discovering your individuality. Coming from a lower, middle class home there weren't very many opportunities unless you were a

  • I've come a long way

    Israel

    Born in Israel, I moved back from Canada two years ago. To tell you the truth, before hearing about the Award I was not very keen on volunteer work or community service whatsoever

  • A sign of the times

    United Kingdom

    Frustrated by the lack of understanding about British Sign Language, (BSL) amongst the hearing population, 17-year-old deaf student, Christian Owen set out to make BSL more accessible to a greater

  • Award participants hiking in the mountains

    Following in their footsteps

    United Kingdom

    William has lived with a foster family for most of his life. He struggles with dyslexia and, before taking up the Award, had issues with his weight. Despite these challenges, William has successfully

  • Hope, ambitions and happiness

    Sri Lanka

    My name is Vijayaraja Miruthiika and I am 17 years old. My father is a farmer and my mother is a housewife and we live in a small village in Batticaloa in the eastern part of Sri Lanka. During

  • Learning to live

    Ghana

    Ghanaian University students, Alice Agyiri and Esther Chinebuah, have helped poverty stricken children and families in the Pampaso region of Ghana through a positive scheme they call YES – the Youth