2020 marks the 13th anniversary of the Pride of Somerset Youth Awards. The awards are organised by BBC Somerset, the Rotary Club of Taunton and proud to be supported by Tone News.
They celebrate young people across Somerset who have done something in the last 12 months to make their family, friends or community proud.
From achievements in the arts, sport, music or academically to caring for others and the environment, to overcoming personal adversity and hardship and making a difference to their community through volunteering: the awards recognise ANY young people in the county who display tremendous generosity, courage, talent and passion.
There are no specific categories for the awards but lead organiser and Rotarian Peter Renshaw has told Tone News:
“There have been some amazing young people over the last 12 years and The Rotary Club of Taunton is proud to be able to celebrate the achievements of young people in Somerset and we are pleased that they are being recognised as part of the Somerset Day celebrations.”
This year’s ceremony will take place at the Conference Centre at Bridgwater & Taunton College in Taunton on Wednesday 6th May and will be hosted by BBC Somerset presenters Claire Carter and Simon Parkin.
Applications opened at the beginning of February and all entries must be submitted by 12th April. Nominees must live in Somerset and be under the age of 20 on 31st March 2020.
To nominate a young person please send their full name, age, school/college (where appropriate), postal address, and contact phone number(s), along with a maximum of 200 words detailing their accomplishments to explain why they deserve a Pride of Somerset Youth Award. Please include your own name and contact details.
Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
BBC Somerset will be broadcasting interviews with some of the winners live from the awards evening.