Young Scot has officially launched the search for Scotland’s most inspiring young people as nominations open for the Sport category, sponsored by sportscotland, at the Young Scot Awards 2017. Young Scot is calling on people across the country to help find Scotland’s young heroes and nominate young people who have gone above and beyond in the sporting community to inspire others.
The Young Scot Awards is Scotland’s biggest celebration of young people and shines the spotlight on the outstanding contribution of young people aged 11-26, who have made a real difference to the lives of others. Previous winners include Andy Murray, Paul Brannigan, Paulo Nutini and last year’s Sport winner Gordon Reid.
Now in its 12th year, the awards will celebrate contributions and work across health, community, the arts and diversity. From hundreds of entries, three finalists will be chosen in each of the 12 categories. The winners will be announced at a glittering red carpet ceremony at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow on 27 April 2017.
Louise Macdonald, chief executive of Young Scot, said: “Young people are making a phenomenal contribution to the sport sector in Scotland. Their hard work deserves to be recognised. That's why Young Scot is urging people in the sport community to nominate young people that are going above and beyond to benefit the lives of others.”
Young Scot is urging people to nominate at their website before the deadline closes on 27 February 2016.