Westminster Award

What is it?

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CVQO Duke of Westminster award - class of 2016
How does it work?

The Duke of Westminster Award runs from November, where nominations are first made, to July, where the winners go to South Africa, each year.

2017 timings:

Monday 21 NovemberFriday 13 January - nominations open
Mid - January - nominations sorted and marked by CVQO, successful nominees notified
End - January - stage 2 challenge set
Early February - stage 2 submissions received and marked by CVQO
Mid - February - successful nominees notified
April - (Monday 10 - Thursday 13) - selection event at Outposts in Somerset
End April - South Africa finalists notified
Thursday 29 June - House of Lords lunch for finalists
Tuesday 11 - Monday 24 July - South Africa trip!

Here's a video compilation of our Somerset Selection event in 2016 - it was shown at the House of Lords lunch, before the overall winner announcement

What is the criteria?

Simply sit within the appropriate age bracket, be enrolled on or have completed a CVQO-led qualification and fit the description we're looking for. That's it.

There can be one nomination per squadron, company, sea cadet unit, CCF contingent or relevant training unit in other CVQO-partnered youth organisations (such as St John Ambulance and Fire Service cadets, Police cadets etc.).

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