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Bristol Young Heroes Awards

Celebrating the lives of young Bristolians

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Launched In

2012

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6000

In 2020

8

Categories

About the Awards

The awards aim to shine a light on those who have overcome difficult circumstances, made a difference to the lives of others, or achieved something extraordinary.

The awards culminate in a special gala awards night for the young people and their family and friends to enjoy

October 2021

2021 Awards

The 2021 Bristol Young Hero Awards are due to take place in October 2021, with a confirmed date to be announced in the next few months.

Categories

Action Hero A young person who has made a contribution to the community by volunteering
Arts and Culture 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 member of their family and sacrificed a lot by putting someone else’s needs above their own.
Covid Hero A young person who has gone above and beyond during the COVID 19 pandemic and giving something back to their local community.
Enterprise Hero A young person who has identified a need and found an enterprising approach to fill it.
Environmental Hero A young person who is contributing to or co-ordinating activity into having a positive impact to the environment, Locally, City Wide or Nationally.
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 over coming adversity or challenging circumstances.
Super Hero 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.
High Sheriffs Award No age limit, Someone who has shown considerable dedication to the service of Young people.
Team Award This is a group or organisation which has shown exceptional team skills and dedication to benefit young people in Bristol

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Our Impact

7

Years of the awards

12

Award categories

400

Young people nominated

60

Award winners

6

Gala events and 1 virtual

12

Corporate partners

Star Icon Recognised as Bristol’s premiere young peoples’ award

80%

Of nominees reported a significant boost in self-confidence, aspiration and said they were more likely to try something new.

Hear what the Bristol Young Heroes Awards meant to past nominees

Sponsors and partners

Bristol Young Heroes Awards are a success thanks to the support afforded by our business partners, many of whom have supported the awards for nearly a decade. 

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Bristol Young Heroes nominations – 28/01/2019 – City Hall

Being nominated for a Bristol Young Heroes Award showed me that the things I do mean a lot to other people and that I can (and do) make a difference despite my age. It also made me feel deeply appreciated which has been instrumental in boosting my self-confidence.

It was a pleasure to meet the sponsors of the event; thanks to them, I had the opportunity to complete my dream work experience placement, have a wonderful day out at Harry Potter World and attend many helpful seminars and workshops throughout the city. The experience has also given me the confidence to join the Bristol City Youth Council where I am part of a group. Making a big difference!

Since being a Young Hero I’ve featured on BBC Radio Bristol and will be supporting next year’s awards ceremony.

Catherine Rowe

FAQs

Anyone can nominate a young person for the Bristol Young Heroes Awards, including self nominations.

There are 9 award categories that anyone living in a BS postcode and aged between 11-19 can enter. You can nominate yourself or someone else. In addition, there is a Team Hero award hero, for people to nominate a team that has supported our young people in Bristol.

Bristol Young Hero Awards 2020 Nominees

No! If you’ve got a young person in mind then it should only take you 10 minutes to make your nomination.

Our panel of judges will review all nominations and shortlist 3 nominees for each of the categories

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

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!

Watch previous nominees speak about being nominated

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