The countdown is on for people to nominate local young heroes for the Young Scot Awards 2015. Communities across Scotland are being urged to nominate an inspirational young person aged 11-26 who has made a positive difference to the lives of others.
For the past nine years the Young Scot Awards have been a phenomenal success, recognising the amazing achievements of some of Scotlandâ€™s truly remarkable young people. The 2015 awards mark the tenth annual Young Scot Awards with categories includingÂ Community, Health,Â Cultural Diversity,Â Enterprise,Â Arts, Young Hero, Volunteering, Sport, Environment, Entertainment and Unsung Hero.
Louise Macdonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot, said: â€œ2015 will see a milestone tenth year for our widely celebrated Young Scot Awards. The awards shine a light on the positive contributions young people make every day and provide a fantastic opportunity to see their efforts and dedication celebrated.Â Over the last decade we have had 129 winners, 352 finalists, plus thousands of nominations. For the tenth year, Young Scot want to make this the biggest celebration of young people this country has ever seen.â€
Nominations for young people or groups can be submitted via youngscotawards.com until midnight 27 February 2015. Winners will be announced at a glittering red carpet award ceremony on 30 April 2015 at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.
The Young Scot Awards are run in partnership with Sunday Mail and Scottish Gas, with additional category sponsors including the Scottish Government, sportscotland, Megabus, Solace, Stagecoach and Skills Development Scotland . Â Young Scot is the national youth information and citizenship agency for Scotland, and currently has a membership of over 570,000 young people.Â Young Scot provides all young people in Scotland aged 11-26 with information, ideas and incentives to enable them to make informed decisions and choices, turn their ideas into action and take advantage of opportunities available throughout Scotland and Europe.