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Nominate an inspiring young person for our Hannah Dennis Alopecia Awareness Award 2024

Being awarded for the fifth time in September 2024, the Hannah Dennis Alopecia Awareness Award is given out annually to a child or young person (aged 3-23) in recognition of their efforts to raise awareness of alopecia.

About the Award

At Alopecia UK, we are very lucky to be in touch with some brilliant young people who work hard to raise awareness of alopecia. This might involve raising awareness in their school or college, or spreading the word in their local community, and/or fundraising for Alopecia UK.

We are excited to be welcoming nominations again for this award to celebrate achievements in alopecia awareness, whilst honouring the memory of a wonderful friend to Alopecia UK, Hannah Dennis.

About Hannah

Hannah Dennis is a much-loved volunteer and supporter of Alopecia UK who sadly passed away in 2018. Hannah did so much in her life to raise awareness of alopecia after she was diagnosed with alopecia areata at the age of 14, losing all her hair at the age of 16.

Hannah created videos on YouTube to help others with alopecia and to raise awareness of the condition. Hannah was a proud champion of Alopecia UK and would regularly signpost her own followers back to the charity and raise awareness of our work. 

Alopecia UK is extremely proud to continue Hannah’s legacy of alopecia awareness and ensure her contributions to the alopecia community are never forgotten.

Last year’s winner – well done Cameron!

The fourth Hannah Dennis Alopecia Awareness Award went to Cameron Eiko Scott – congratulations Cam!

Cameron's awareness efforts included starring in two pantomimes (one without wearing a wig), being interviewed by the BBC, doing a presentation and hosting a bake sale in school, writing a blog for AUK's website and starring in a documentary film

Of her win, Cameron said: I felt really amazed to have won, and joyful and thankful for it”.

Read more about Cameron’s experience of winning the Hannah Dennis Award here.

Hannah's Legacy

We are delighted to continue with the Hannah Dennis Alopecia Awareness Award to not only recognise the awareness efforts of fantastic young people within the alopecia community, but also keeps the memory alive of a fabulous young woman who was taken from us too soon. 

Alopecia UK's Communications Manager, Amy Johnson, adds: "Another year has gone by and I am delighted to be launching the nominations for the fifth Hannah Dennis Alopecia Awareness Award. Alopecia UK is proud to honour the memory of such a wonderful friend to the charity. We so look forward to reading the nominations and I'm sure Hannah would be so pleased to know there are so many children and young people continuing to do incredible things to raise awareness of alopecia."

How to nominate a young person for the award

To be eligible, the nominee will have participated in some alopecia awareness activity in the 12 months prior to the date of nomination. Nominees must be aged 3 -23 and live in the UK. Our online nomination form opens on Friday 3rd May 2024 (what would have been Hannah's 30th birthday) and will close on Monday 29th July 2024.


The Judging Process

Nominations received will be judged by a panel that includes Hannah’s parents Stephen and Elaine Dennis, Alopecia UK's Communications Manager Amy Johnson, and others TBC. 

The winner of the Hannah Dennis Award is not chosen from the number of votes received for an individual, but will be scored against a set list of judging criteria. All it could take is for one nomination that really shows the judging panel how that nominee has raised alopecia awareness!

The winner will be announced during Alopecia Awareness Month, September 2024 (Exact date TBC).

If you have any questions please email the Alopecia UK team on: [email protected]