National Young Leader Award

The National Young Leader Award complements the Singapore Youth Award (for youths up to 35 years old) by reaching out to a specific age group of young leaders, between 15 and 19 years old. This award was launched to recognise young leaders who are involved, engaged, and show conviction in the things they do, regardless of their academic achievements.

By highlighting the stories of these young leaders, we hope it inspires a generation of young people to also rise up and make that positive contribution in their communities.


The rubric is developed to measure five key domains that we believe young leaders need to act upon.

Involvement: Being active in their immediate communities such as their class, CCA, neighbourhood

Conviction: Acting on issues and passion areas that they believe in

Engagement: Leading their immediate community to be involved in nation or worldwide issues

Self Leadership: Leading oneself well and being a positive influence to those around them

Group Leadership: Working well in teams to achieve common goals


What you get as part of NYLA

B1 Develop


Learn how to communicate with confidence and improve your storytelling on camera.

Broaden your perspectives of being a leader through the Leadership Masterclass.

B2 Network


Get the opportunity to interact with established leaders, mentors, and speakers.

Meet and connect with other like-minded young leaders through the Leadership Masterclass and award process.

B3 Spotlight


Spread the message of the cause you believe in through a professionally-produced video feature.

Share your ethos of what it means to be a young leader with the world through our network.

B4 Accelerate


Spark your impact project with support from Halogen Foundation and access to resources and learning.

Get coaching and network from mentors to help you bring your impact project to the next level.


1. Shows initiative to act upon your convictions and passion?
2. Inspires and engages others to be involved in issues and areas that you have conviction in?


Nominees must be aged 15 to 19 years old as of December 2019. (From any local secondary and tertiary institutions; ITE, JC, Polytechnic or International Schools)


You are required to submit an Application Form & a 1-minute user generated video.

Application form can be completed on the website or downloaded and submitted via email to [email protected]

or mailed to:
National Young Leader Award Nomination
Halogen Foundation Singapore
336 Smith Street #07-303
New Bridge Centre Singapore 050336