TOYP 2018

JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) is a global JCI project to recognise and honour young people who excel in their chosen field. From entrepreneur experts to humanitarian heroes we look for the outstanding young leaders who are making a true difference and inspiring others across the country.

Our 2018 JCI Scotland Outstanding Young Persons nominees will be put forward with the opportunity to represent Scotland at the global TOYP awards in Goa, India at the JCI World Congress in November 2018.

This prestigious award was started in 1983 and has many notable honourees since then, including Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow founder of Scottish International Relief,  Olivia Richmond Giles, a quadruple amputee who started the charity 500 Miles which aims to support amputees, principally in Malawi and Zambia. Dame Evelyn Glennie, an extraordinary world leading solo percussionist and Stelios Haji-Ioannou, owner of Easy Jet.

International winners have included Jackie Chan, Michelle Yeoh and Betty Makoni, winner of the UN Red Ribbon Award and chosen as an Ashoka Fellow. We are delighted to be able to recognise our own exceptional talent here in Scotland and we are hopeful that the Scottish Honourees will go forward to the International stage as their unique talents and expertise are globally renowned and worthy of worldwide recognition.

Young men and women aged between 18 – 40 may be nominated in one of ten categories for the JCI TOYP honour. An international panel of distinguished judges will select honourees. Up to ten top honourees will be selected from all nominations received, regardless of category entered.



1. Business, economic, and/or entrepreneurial accomplishment

2. Political, legal, and/or governmental affairs

3. Academic leadership and/or accomplishment

4. Cultural achievement

5. Moral and/or environmental leadership

6. Contribution to children, world peace, and/or human rights

7. Humanitarian and/or voluntary leadership

8. Scientific and/or technological development

9. Personal improvement and/or accomplishment

10. Medical innovation


Do you know a young person that has excelled in one of the above categories? Nominations are now open and only takes a few minutes to complete the form!

Step 1 – Download and Complete the form


Step 2 – email it to-


Nominations close on 10th April 2018 , after the closing date all entries will be taken to our panel of judges to select the winner of each category, once selected we will be in touch with the winner and will be presented with the award on 26th May 2018 at our TOYP Awards event, details of this event will be released shortly!


After the event, winners of TOYP here in scotland will be submitted to JCI World who will be receiving winners from all around the world and shortlisted. The shortlisted candidates will get the opportunity to travel to Goa, India on 30th October – 3rd November. All information on this event can be found here


Lets find Scotlands Ten Outstanding Young People!

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