Pride of Somerset Youth Awards

Christopher Grabham at the Pride of Somerset Awards
Image caption One of last year's winners was Christopher Grabham

BBC Somerset needs your help to recognise the county's fantastic young people.

You could get 2014 off to a brilliant start for someone by nominating them for a Pride of Somerset Youth Award.

The awards are run by BBC Somerset, the Rotary Club of Taunton and the County Gazette newspaper series. They culminate in an evening prize-giving ceremony in March - hosted by the BBC's Emma Britton.

It is very easy to nominate someone. There are no categories. You can nominate anyone from Somerset who is under the age of 20 and who has made you proud for any reason.

To inspire you, previous winners have included young people who:

  • Care for friends or family members
  • Have carried out an act of bravery
  • Help in their local community
  • Have overcome their own difficulties
  • Live with an illness
  • Achieve great things in sport, dance and drama or at school

To nominate, just send BBC Somerset the following information:

Your name and contact details.

The young person's name and age

Contact details for the young person (or their parents or school or group if that is more appropriate).

Around 200 words on why the young person has made you proud.

Send your nominations by email to or by post to Pride of Somerset Youth Awards, BBC Somerset, Park Street, Taunton, TA1 4DA.

All nominations must be received by 6pm on 13 February 2014.

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