We are committed to making Bristol a place where everyone feels at home and has a sense of ownership in shaping the city.
There is no greater embodiment of this commitment than in the brave and inspiring individuals who are nominated for the Bristol Young Heroes Awards each year.
Organised by Community of Purpose, Bristol Young Heroes Awards recognises the outstanding contribution that young people make to our city and the ways in which they’ve transformed their lives and the lives of others.
How you can nominate a young hero
If you know anyone aged between 11 and 19 who you think deserves to be recognised, you can nominate them for one or more of the seven available categories. The categories are:
- Action Hero – a young person who has made a contribution to the community by volunteering
- Arts & Culture Hero – a young person who has exceeded expectations and accomplished something great in one of the arts
- 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 their own
- Enterprise Hero – a young person who has identified a need and found an enterprising approach to fill it
- Learning Hero – a young person who has exceeded expectations and achieved success in education, especially by overcoming adversity or challenging circumstances
- Sporting Hero – a young person who has exceeded expectations and triumphed in sport, especially by overcoming adversity or challenging circumstances
- Super Hero – a young person who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to display an act of courage and bravery or someone who has overcome adversity through illness or disability
The closing date for nominations is 15 January 2018 with the awards ceremony taking place on 13 April 2018.
It gives me great hope for the future of our city to hear so many stories of courage, enterprise and passion from each year’s nominees. Submitting a nomination this year will ensure these stories continue to be heard.