National Youth Market

The National Youth Market celebrates young entrepreneurs trading on our nation’s markets, festivals and fairs. It will take place in Stratford-upon-Avon on 31 August and 1 September 2018 #NYM18

Young people aged 16 to 30 from the UK can apply to trade on the National Youth Market. It will take place on Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, on 31 August and 1 September. Preference will be shown to traders who have traded on local markets in summer #NYM18

This year, the NMTF is working in partnership with LSD Promotions, who run markets in Stratford-upon-Avon.

On the run up, contact your local operator to see if any trading opportunities are available on local youth markets!

Are you young person interested in market trading? Or a market organiser interested in holding a youth event?

Get in touch! Contact the NMTF on 01226 749 021 or email

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Prizes for the Young Trader of the Year include £500 cash, one year’s free NMTF membership and a glitzy trophy!

Four Highly Commended awards are up for grabs, which includes £100 cash and one year’s free NMTF membership.

Judging for the awards starts as soon as you make an application. Download the judging criteria here (PDF).

Young Trader of the Year: Rose Dyson, 17, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, runs Pura Cosmetics. She is an extremely determined entrepreneur. Rose’s lipcare products are natural, vegan-friendly and not tested on animals. She trades online and on markets in Barnsley, Doncaster and Leeds. She was Barnsley Council’s “Market Champion.” Truly pout-pleasing!

2017’s National Youth Market award winners: (L-R) Lauran Trussler, 25, Signature Print Design; Abby Dank, 30, That Charming Shop; Rose Dyson, 17, Pura Cosmetics; Charlotte Kleban, 26, from Hand Drawn World; and Abbie Allert, 26, Mamma Made It.

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