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Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

Pride of Somerset Youth Awards 2014

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You can give a young person and their family a moment they will remember forever by nominating them for a Pride of Somerset Youth Award.

The awards are run by the Rotary Club of Taunton, your Somerset County Gazette, Bridgwater Mercury, Chard and Ilminster News, Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News, and local radio station BBC Somerset.

A prize fund has come from donations from the Rotary Club, Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Somerset Cricket Museum, and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.

And the awards will be presented at Somerset College’s conference centre in Taunton, which has been provided free of charge by the college.

The ceremony on March 7, 2014, will be hosted by BBC Somerset's Emma Britton and organisers hope to have a guest celebrity to present the awards.

Alex Cameron, editor of the County Gazette, said: “The presentation ceremony is an emotional occasion for young people and their families – we’re proud to be giving you a chance to make some people happy! “There are many exceptional young people in our county and this is a great opportunity to celebrate what they do.”

How do you nominate someone for an award?

Nominating someone special for the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards is easy!

Firstly, tell us about the nominee. Send us their full name, age, school/college (where appropriate), postal address, and contact phone number(s).

Write up to a maximum of 200 words detailing their accomplishments, to explain why they deserve a Pride of Somerset Youth Award. Include your own name and contact details.

Send the details to alex.cameron@nqsw.co.uk or to Youth Awards, Somerset County Gazette, St James Street, Taunton, TA1 1JR.

You can also nominate someone using the the on-line entry form.

Please notify the nominee (or their parents, where appropriate), that you have put them forward.

Who are the awards for?

The awards are not split into categories – we just want to hear about young people who have shown that extra spirit to do something exceptional ... whatever it may be.

From achievements in sport and music to caring for others and the environment, we know there are young people out there who display tremendous generosity, courage, talent and passion.

The prizemoney will be divided between the winners.

Nominees must be under the age of 20 on March 7, 2014 – the day the awards will be presented and they must also live in Somerset.

What happens next?

You’ll see more articles in our papers and on this website in coming weeks promoting the awards.

You’ll also hear about the awards on BBC Somerset on 95.5FM and 1566AM.

The deadline for nominations is the end of February 6, 2014.

The judging panel will meet in February after which, those young people nominated for awards will be sent invitations to come along – accompanied by two guests of their choice.

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