Background of Awards:

The Rising Star Awards is a national competition organised by Nida Trust. It was launched in 2014, with a spectacular awards ceremony at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel in Central London.

The awards celebrated exceptional young achievers from across the UK. The awards focused on achievements in national academic qualifications, sport, the arts, community work and extra-curricular activities. Twelve Rising Stars between the ages of 7 – 24, were awarded during the awards ceremony.

Previous winners from 2014:

Prizes included tablets PCs, laptops and complimentary tickets to take part in a special Rising Star Study Tour of Istanbul, Turkey, which took place in February 2015.

Aims of Awards

The Rising Star Awards aim to celebrate, nurture and empower exceptional young Muslim high achievers, enabling them to inspire and serve as role models for other young Muslim people in their communities.

Awards Categories

Academic Qualifications
Community Work

Age Groups

5 – 16 years
17 – 24 years

To qualify for either of the above age groups, you must be within the above age ranges (inclusive) on 31st August 2017.


All winning participants will receive trophies as well as a complimentary ticket to take part in the Nida Trust Study Tour of Istanbul, Turkey scheduled to take place in February 2019.