Bristol Young Heroes Awards

The Bristol Young Heroes Awards recognises the valuable contribution that Bristol’s young people aged 11 to 19 make to the city, particularly those who have overcome difficult circumstances, made a difference in the lives of others or who have achieved the extraordinary! The 7th annual BYHA is now moving online and will take place on Wednesday 16th December. We’re excited to be putting on a real show for the occasion so make sure you get yourself registered to ensure you don’t miss out on an evening to be remembered!

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BYHA2020 registration open

Bristol Young Heroes Awards 2020 goes virtual and invites the whole city for a huge night of pride and celebration For the first time in its seven-year history, the awards night for the Bristol Young Heroes Awards 2020 will be open for the whole of Bristol and beyond...

BYHA 2020 Nominees Announced!

The finalists for the Bristol Young Heroes Awards 2020 have today been announced by organisers, Community of Purpose. The Awards are now into their seventh year and this year have seen more entries than ever before. They celebrate Bristol’s young people who have...

FAQ - Who Can Nominate?

Anyone can nominate a young person for the Bristol Young Heroes Awards.

FAQ - Will it take long to nominate?

No! If you’ve got a young person in mind then it should only take you 10 minutes to make your nomination. We’ve got a simple form on our website and can answer any questions if you email

FAQ - What happens next?

All nominees will be considered for shortlisting where each category will be whittled down to just 3 nominees…

FAQ - Do nominees get anything?

Yes! Aside from an invitation to the Awards night (with 2 guests), successful nominees will get access to services like suit hire, hair styling and a free shopping voucher to get ready for the big night.

FAQ - Does it really matter being nominated?

It’s best to ask former nominees, but they’ve told us it’s life changing! Take one former winner in 2019 who is now on the Youth Council for Bristol City Council and obtained work experience with GKN Aerospace!

FAQ - What are the key dates for BYHA2020?

Nominations Open – 5th November 19

Nominations Close – 13th December 19

Nominee Reception – 4th February 20

BYHA Awards Event – 1st May 20

Over All Young Hero 2019 Winner: Mitch Lyth

The Best of Bristol, someone who embodies the energy, compassion and the creativity of Bristol. Chosen from all the nominees.

Mitch Lyth from Youth Moves

Presented by: Stephen Cowan from GKN Aerospace
Sponsored by: GKN Areospace

Action Hero 2019 Winner: Mohammed Aidid

A young person who has made a contribution to the community by volunteering.

Mohammed Aidid from Bristol City Council Youth Council

Presented by: Ben Smith from the 401 Challenge
Sponsored by: Wales and West Utilities

Arts & Culture Hero 2019: George Hickey

A young person who has exceeded expectations and accomplished something great in one of the Arts.

George Hickey from Creative Youth Network

Presented by: Beth Rowley
Sponsored by: We the Curious

Caring Hero 2019 Winner: Kai Richards

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.

Kai Richards from Carers Support Centre

Presented by: Joe Sims
Sponsored by: BOM IT Solutions

Enterprise Hero 2019: Jake Skinner

A young person who has identified a need and found an enterprising approach to fill it.

Jake Skinner from South Gloucestershire Council

Presented by: Deputy Mayor Craig Cheney & 2018 Youth Mayor Hannah Heir
Sponsored by: Quantuma

Environmental Hero 2019 Winner: Catherine Rowe

A young person who is contributing to or co-ordinating activity into having a positive impact to the environment, Locally, City Wide or Nationally.

Catherine Rowe from Youth Moves

Presented by: Liam Garrigan
Sponsored by: Elmtree Garden Services

Learning Hero 2019: Abby Driscoll-Pike

A young person who has exceeded expectations and achieved success in education, especially by over coming adversity or challenging circumstances.

Abby Driscoll-Pike from Youth Moves

Presented by: Prof. Jane Roscoe
Sponsored by: UWE

Sporting Hero 2019 Winner: Kieran Jackson

A young person who has exceeded expectations and triumphed in sport, especially by over coming adversity or challenging circumstances.

Kieran Jackson from Youth Moves

Presented by: Amy Williams MBE Olympic Gold medallist
Sponsored by: Lancer Scott

Super Hero 2019: Miranda Meldrum

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.

Miranda Meldrum from NU NHS Bristol

Presented by: Alex Beresford
Sponsored by: Bristol Water

High Sheriffs Award 2019: Levi Hodge

Someone who has shown considerable dedication to the service of Young people. No age limit.

Levi Hodge from Youth Moves

Presented by: 2019 High Sheriff Charles Wyld

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