Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2018
The awards are organised by BBC Somerset, the Rotary Club of Taunton and the Somerset County Gazette series of newspapers (which also includes the Chard & Ilminster News and the Burnham & Highbridge News).
They recognise ANY young person who lives in Somerset and has done something in the last 12-months to make you proud. It could involve sport, school, volunteer work, overcoming an illness, helping parents and grandparents or just being a great friend.
The only requirements: they have to live in Somerset, and they must be under the age of 20 on 11 May.
Nominations are open between now and close of play on 13 April. Judging will be in the following weeks. There are no specific categories for the awards.
The ceremony is at the Conference Centre at Bridgwater and Taunton College in Taunton on Somerset Day (11 May). BBC Somerset's Breakfast presenter Claire Carter and Mid-Morning presenter Simon Parkin will be hosting the awards.
TO NOMINATE A YOUNG PERSON:
Send the nominee’s full name, age, school or college (if they go), postal address and contact number to email@example.com – along with your name and contact details, and up to 200 words saying why they should get an award. If you’re not their parent then please do let their mum, dad or guardian know you’re nominating the young person.
You can also post your nominations to BBC Somerset, Winchester House, Deane Gate Avenue, Taunton TA1 2UH.