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How many days does it take for you to get bored in the summer holidays? Well, why not do something more exciting, spend time with your mates and maybe bag yourself a fantastic prize?

This summer we are again running our popular Lifestyle Challenge competition which is open to all 10 – 17 year olds who are resident in York or North Yorkshire. We challenge you to get together with your mates, think up a project you can carry out to benefit your community and then DO IT! As well as doing something great for your community, you’ll also be in with a chance of winning a fantastic adventure holiday for you and your friends.

Projects carried out in last year’s challenge include bake sales, vintage tea parties and events at a care home in Ripon, tidying up open spaces in Scarborough and York for the local community to enjoy, the creation of a safety app for visually impaired people to help them get around Knaresborough, and supporting a foodbank in Northallerton.

2017 competition winners enjoying their adventure holiday








Registration closes on 8 July 2018

Lifestyle challenges can start from 14 July 2018

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How does Lifestyle work?

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8 July registration closes

14 July – work can begin

21 July – Summer holidays begin

3 September – back to school

9 September – project finishes

22 September – last day of submission for log books

2 October – judging of workbooks / projects begins

14 November – award ceremony

Get yourself into teams

So grab some mates – you don’t even have to go to the same school (although it does help if you like each other), but there must be at least two of you in a team and a maximum of six, and you must be aged between 10 and 17 on 31 August 2018. Get yourself an adult adviser, someone over 18 who can keep an eye on you, and then think of a project.

Company challenges

Not sure what project to do? Then take a look at our Company Challenges!

 This year we have got together with the following companies and partner agencies who have challenges ready and waiting for you. The details are also included in the Adult Adviser & Team handbook, which you will receive as part of the Lifestyle 2018 pack once you have registered.

Click on the link next to the Challenge in order to gain some ideas of what you can do, you can also read what previous teams have carried out too:

  • Suzanne Asquith – Dream Come True Challenge – click here for more info                                      
  • Police and Crime Commissioner – Community Safety Challenge – click here for more info          
  • The Shepherd Group – Conservation Challenge – click here for more info                                         
  • Eboracum – Security Challenge – click here for more info                                                                          
  • Energi – Be Fit, Be Healthy Challenge – click here for more info                                               
  • CNG Ltd – Energy ‘Sustainability’ Challenge – click here for more info                                              
  • High Sheriff North Yorkshire – Harm Reduction Challenge  – click here for more info                

Register using the Lifestyle registration form. Each team will then receive a log book to record all the planning, progress and notes on the teams’ achievement, and a Team Handbook with lots of help and advice. These will be posted at the beginning of July ready for the Lifestyle challenge to start on 14 July.

Start work

You can register now and work can start on your projects from 14 July 2018. We’ll send you your pack with everything you need as soon as we get your registration details.


All work on your projects must stop on 9 September 2018 and we must receive your log book by 22 September 2018. Either hand it in to your local police station clearly marked “LIFESTYLE – Richmond Police Station” or post it to us – with the correct postage – to the address shown at the bottom of the page.

Judging & awards

Our panel of expert judges will pore over each and every log book submitted and pick the winners! All log books will be carefully assessed by a team of judges who look at various criteria, including the positive impact of the project on the community and the ability of each team to work together and overcome obstacles.

Write to us!

Lifestyle Office, Partnership Hub,
North Yorkshire Police, I ‘Anson Road,
Richmond, North Yorkshire DL10 4ND

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Register or amend your Lifestyle team online

PLEASE NOTE: Registrations for 2018 have now closed.

Thank you

The North Yorkshire Police Lifestyle team would like to thank the following sponsors and organisations for their invaluable support:

The Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan, Energi, Eboracum, The Shepherd Group, CNG Ltd, High Sheriff of North Yorkshire, York Maze, Minster FM, York Racecourse and JayJay Media.

ENERGI Challenge[pdf] High Sheriff Challenge[pdf] NYP Challenge[pdf] Lifestyle registration form 2018[pdf] PCC Challenge[pdf] The Shepherd Group Challenge[pdf] CNG Ltd Challenge[pdf] EBORACUM Challenge[pdf]