Bristol Young Heroes Awards
Nominations open on Monday 5th October 2018 closing date Friday 22nd December 2018
Bristol Young Heroes Awards is an annual gala dinner and awards ceremony to celebrate the best of Bristol as found in its young people. It’s the cities ‘Oscars’ for those who have overcome challenge and adversity to live life to the full, both for themselves and for others.
Bristol Young Heroes are young people who are changing the world for the better. We want to recognise them and offer the encouragement and support they need to go on and have an impact on an even bigger scale.
We believe when we celebrate lives like these we all benefit. The lives these young people are leading are not theirs alone but part of the overarching City narrative all Bristol residents share. If we lift a story we can lift a person! In sharing, owning and celebrating these stories, we believe we can contribute to Bristol becoming its best.
We invite City leaders from business, politics, faith groups, sport and entertainment to join with us, the nominee’s families, friends and the young heroes themselves in making Bristol a place in which great things can be achieved in the face of adversity.
Over All Young Hero 2018 – The Best of Bristol, someone who embodies the energy, compassion and the creativity of Bristol. Chosen from all the nominees.
Allayha Daniels from Learning Partnership West
Presented by: Stephen Cowan from GKN Aerospace
Sponsored by: GKN Areospace
Action Hero – A young person who has exceeded expectations and accomplished something great in one of the Arts.
Keanon Frost from Youth Moves
Presented by: Ben Smith from the 401 Challenge
Sponsored by: Wales and West Utilites
Arts & Culture Hero – A Young person who is looking after a family member or relative and has sacrificed a lot by putting someone else’s needs above their own.
Maisie Evans from Creative Youth Network
Presented by: Miles Chambers, Bristol 1st Poet Laureate
Sponsored by: We the Curious
Caring Hero – A Young person who is looking after a family member or relative and has sacrificed a lot by putting someone else’s needs above his or her own.
Ellie Holley from Bradley Stoke Community College
Presented by: Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol
Sponsored by: Arthur David
Enterprise Hero – A young person who has identified a need and found an enterprising approach to fill it.
Clea Rossiter from Priceless Clothing UK
Presented by: Jane Harrington from UWE
Sponsored by: University of Bristol
Environmental Hero – A young person who is contributing to or co-ordinating activity into having a positive impact to the environment, Locally, City Wide or Nationally.
Yahye Jama from Youth Horn Concern
Presented by: Mark Millar from BBCs DIY SOS
Sponsored by: Elmtree Garden Services
Learning Hero – A young person who has exceeded expectations and achieved success in education, especially by over coming adversity or challenging circumstances.
Lily May Papworth fromYouth Moves
Presented by: Donna Kehoe from Bank of England South West
Sponsored by: UWE
Sporting Hero – A young person who has exceeded expectations and triumphed in sport, especially by over coming adversity or challenging circumstances.
Elijah Sweeting from Young Bristol
Presented by: Amy Williams MBE Olympic Gold medallist
Sponsored by: Brandal
Super Hero – A young Person who has gone above & beyond the call of duty to display an act of courage and bravery or someone who has overcome adversity through illness or disability.
Libby Smith from West Town Lane Academy
Presented by: Harry & Ceejay McGregor, 2017 Super Hero Winner
Sponsored by: Business West