Nominations for the 26th Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards have opened and, as always, the organisers are looking for nominations from across the region.
Awards Chairman Peter McCormick OBE said:
Nominating someone is very simple and we are keen to hear about the successes of young people from wherever they live in Yorkshire. We know there is a tremendous amount of talent and determination out there so please let us hear about it.
The launch of the 2018 Awards was celebrated with a reception for sponsors and guests at the West Park Hotel, Harrogate, with the event sponsored by the Provenance Inns and Hotels Group.
The Awards, sponsored by McCormicks Solicitors of Harrogate, mark the achievements of young people aged under 35 from across Yorkshire.
The Awards are organised by the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation and have raised £1.2 million to support young people in Yorkshire, with grants made to both individuals and organisations supporting them, including sportspeople, those involved in the arts and disabled youngsters.
On hand to launch the 2018 Awards were the 2017 Youngster of the Year, Evie Addelman who campaigns to raise awareness of Crohn’s disease, and grant recipient Jessica Mayho, a hammer thrower who is aiming to compete in the Olympics.
Anyone can nominate a potential winner and the closing date for entries is Friday 14 September. The winners will be announced at the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards dinner on Thursday 8 November 2018 at the Leeds United Centenary Pavilion.
There are eight categories as follows:
- Personality of the Year
- Youngster of the Year
- Unsung Hero
- Achievement in the Arts
- Achievement in Education
- Achievement in Management and Enterprise
- Achievement in Sport
- Special Award
To nominate a potential winner, just visit the Awards website at www.yorkshireyoungachievers.co.uk or contact Sonia Jones at McCormicks Solicitors on 01423 530630.