Nominate Yorkshire’s finest youngsters

Caption: Triathlete Alistair Brownlee has been recognised by the Awards twice for his amazing record in the sport. Here he receives his first Award in 2010 from Shaun Harvey.
Caption: Triathlete Alistair Brownlee has been recognised by the Awards twice for his amazing record in the sport. Here he receives his first Award in 2010 from Shaun Harvey.

Do you know any young people who are making a difference?

The search is on for Yorkshire’s finest young people as nominations open for the 22nd Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards , recognising high achievers under 35.

Sponsored by Harrogate’s McCormicks Solicitors, the awards specifically target any young people who have made an impact, wether locally, regionally, or nationally.

Awards chair Peter McCormick OBE said: “We know there are huge numbers of young people in Yorkshire who have made an impact because of their talent, fortitude, and determination to achieve a better life.”

The awards are open to young people who live, work, or were born in Yorkshire and have achieved in business, sport, education, and the arts.

While many winners have achieved fame and fortune, those with a lower profile are brought to light through the unsung hero award.

Previous winners include Leeds brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee who took Gold and Silver in the Commonwealth Games triathlon.

Categories: Personality of the year (sponsored by Rudding Park); youngster of the year (sponsored by DFS); Unsung Hero (sponsored by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions Ltd); achievement in the arts (sponsored by the Yorkshire Evening Post); achievement in education (sponsored by Positive Tax Solutions LLP) achievement in sport (sponsored by Leeds United); achievement in management and enterprise (sponsored by the Wetherby Whaler Group); special award (sponsored by Walsh Taylor Business Support Group).