Time running out to nominate for Pride of Somerset Youth Awards

Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards presentation ceremony 2012 at Somerset College.

Photos from the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards presentation ceremony 2012 at Somerset College.

First published in Somerset

WE'RE giving you the chance to make the day of a special young person by nominating them for a Pride of Somerset Youth Award – but hurry!

Your County Gazette has again teamed up with Rotary International and BBC Somerset for this year's awards, which will see prize money of more than £2,000 distributed to the winners.

The awards are sponsored by Avon & Somerset Constabulary, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, Taunton Rotary Club and Somerset County Cricket Club and Museum.

They will be presented at a ceremony hosted by BBC Somerset's Emma Britton at Somerset College's Conference Centre on March 8.

The awards are not split into categories – we just want to hear about young people who have shown extra spirit.

It could be achievement in sport and music to caring for others and the environment – or perhaps a one-off act of heroism.

Tony Murray, of the Rotary Club of Taunton, said: “The awards are all about recognising young people for doing things right and the presentation ceremony is a chance for the community to say thank you and well done for their efforts.”

The prize money, of more than £2,000, will be divided between the winners.
Send the nominee's details and 200 words on their achievements to alex.cameron@nqsw.co.uk
Include your own name and contact details.

You can post entries to Youth Awards, Newsquest Somerset, St James Street, Taunton TA1 1JR or nominate on-line at somersetcountygazette.co.uk/youth_awards

The deadline is February 13.

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