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High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan Youth Community Awards

The High Sheriff Youth Community Awards take place annually and are supported by our Chief Officers, the High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan is Gwyn George.

The awards recognise young people who have made a difference in their community.

How do I nominate? If you are:

  • Aged between 11 – 21 years old
  • Living or volunteering in the Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf areas
  • Have helped your neighbourhood, an individual, a family member, or a local organisation

Then you could be eligible for prizes of up to £1,000 for individuals and groups (three or more members).

Please complete the High-Sheriff-Award-Application-Form-2017 and send your completed application form to: High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan Awards Erw Graig Merthyr Mawr Bridgend CF32 0NU or email:

The closing date for nominations for the 2016/17 High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan Youth Community Awards is 27th January 2017.

Guidelines for entry:

  •  Entries are invited from young people aged between 11-21 years old by 27th January 2017 .
  •  A group must include three or more members, all aged between 11-21 years old on the 27th January 2017.
  •  Entrants must live in either Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil or Rhondda Cynon Taff County Boroughs
  • You must have someone to nominate you, who is over the age of 18, at the date the entry is submitted.
  • There must be two people, over the age of 18 at the date the entry is submitted, to provide a reference for you. Their names, telephone and email contact details will be required to assist the High Sheriff and judging panel in deciding if you are a winner.
  •  The parents or guardians of the nominees’ permission are required for publicity (newspaper, website coverage) . We ask that if at any stage during the process you decide you do not want to feature in publicity that you make us aware as soon as possible.
  • Judging will take place on 16th February 2017 and there will be an Award Ceremony on 23rd March 2017.

Gwyn George, High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan 2016-17

Gwyn George took up office as High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan on the 18th March 2016.

Born in 1954 Gwyn was raised in Abertridwr before moving to Eglwysilan, where his parents ran the Rose and Crown Inn. In 1966 Gwyn’s family moved to Caerphilly and he has remained a resident to this day. He is married and has two sons.

Gwyn attended Caerphilly Grammar Technical School for Boys and studied law at UWIST. He qualified as a Solicitor in July 1979, has been a partner in a law firm since 1983 and is currently Managing Director of GGP Law with offices at Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil and Blackwood.

Gwyn is a former President of the Associated Law Societies of Wales and Merthyr Tydfil and Aberdare Law Society. He is also a founder member and past President of Rhymney Valley Law Society and helped found the Confederation of South Wales Law Societies.

A keen sportsman throughout his life “anno domini” has now taken its toll and sporting activities are confined to the links at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. Gwyn is a former Captain of the Cardiff Solicitors Golfing Society and current Captain of the Divots Golfing Society (one of Wales’ oldest). He acts as Honorary Solicitor to Caerphilly R.F.C., is a Trustee of the George Morgan Young Players Trust. Since 2009 has been a supporter of the High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan Youth Community Awards. For his year in office Gwyn has decided to adopt Llamau as his main charity.