Become a Make Your Mark Champion

Become a Make Your Mark Champion & help organise the vote

It’s simple, if you’re 11-18 years olds and would like to get other young people in your school, college, or youth group to vote. This can be online, on a ballot paper, or as basic as on post-its or putting hands up. You add up the results, get a member of staff to verify it and send it back to us.

What happens with the results?

All the results get added up in October. This selects the topics that Members of the UK Youth Parliament debate and vote on to be their campaign for the year ahead, during their sitting in the House of Commons, which is due to take place in November.

How do we help?

There’s a dedicated website for online voting and loads of resources for use in groups, assemblies etc.

What’s in it for you?

Make Your Mark Champions who get over 1000 ballots will be recognised.


Make Your Mark Champions Guide  – all the dates and information you need to run the vote in your school.

Training Session Plan – after registering, and asking school/college to register, you can build a team of people to help run the vote.

Running your own Champions Training? Take a look at some suggestions to make it a success.

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  • Ballots for will be delivered from 23rd Aug
    The British Youth Council collects this data to ensure you can be informed of Make Your Mark, and the following campaign activities. The information will be stored on secure UK based servers for the duration of the project, and the Make Your Mark 2020’s registration period, ending in August 2020. Your information will be shared with British Youth Council employees/contractors and our delivery partners YouthFocusNW (North West England, Charity no. 1125563), Youth Work Unit (Yorkshire and Humber. Charity number 1096951) and Children in Wales (Registered Charity 1020313), where the registered address falls within those domains. In addition your information will be shared with your Local Authority (in England and Wales only), who run Make Your Mark locally, as well as supporting mechanisms to involve young people in local decision making. Your information will also be shared with Esco (Company no. 3108910), our Mailing House for distribution of Make Your Mark ballots, WE Charity (Registered Charity in England and Wales (1138645) and Scotland (SC045815), an organisation that provides additional opportunities such as scholarship trips, educational resources, and free support for schools. In the event that your information needs be shared with a 3rd party not listed we will seek prior permission.