The My Mark project has been created by Wigan Council’s Youth Cabinet and local filmmaker Matthew Andrews and his video production company Aposs.
The idea is simple – make your own banner or sign saying how you make your mark, take a picture of yourself with it and then upload it to the dedicated group on Facebook.
Sixteen year old Jilly McKiernan, youth cabinet member and the borough's UK Youth Parliament representative, said: “Young people are some of the unsung heroes of our communities and we want to celebrate how they make their mark in Wigan Borough.
“It could be anything from helping your gran do her shopping to volunteering at your local youth club.
“All these selfless acts should be celebrated so send your entries in and help us to recognise the positive contributions young people make in the borough.”
The My Mark project was created following a national campaign to change perceptions of young people.
Entries will be judged by the Youth Cabinet and Members of UK Youth Parliament in Wigan and the winner will receive £50 worth of shopping vouchers.
Wigan Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Cllr Susan Loudon, said: “It is great to see that young people are taking an active role and putting themselves right at the heart of our communities. I can’t wait to see some of the entries!”
To find out more go to Linc Online (external link) call Wigan Council's Youth Service on 01942 705944 or email Matty at Aposs TV.