Nominations open for Young Sports Personality of the Year award
You now have the chance to nominate your favourite young sports star of 2012 for the prestigious BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.
The award is made to the outstanding young sports person of the year, who was aged 16 or under on 1 January 2012, selected from nominations made to the BBC and by sports governing bodies via the Youth Sport Trust. Previous winners include Andy Murray, Ellie Simmonds and Tom Daley, all of whom have gone on to excel in London 2012 this year.
The Youth Sport Trust's Sport Director, Ali Oliver, and Policy and Communications Director, Phil Chamberlain, will sit on the panel of judges which also includes BBC television presenters John Inverdale, Ore Oduba and Helen Skelton. The panel will finalise a shortlist of 10 from the nominations received, before meeting again to select the final three, who will be invited to attend the live BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 show.
Phil Chamberlain, Policy and Communications Director at the
Youth Sport Trust, said:
"Every year we are astounded by the quality of the entries for the BBC's Young Sports Personality of the Year. We can see from previous winners that this award is often the first major platform for young people to go on to incredible sporting success in their careers."
To nominate a young sports person simply download and complete a nomination form, and return it via email or post. Email to email@example.com or print the form and post to: Young SPOTY 2012, Fourth Floor, Quay House, Media City UK, Salford, M50 2QH.
All nominations must be received by Monday 19 November, 2012.
In addition to Young Sports Personality of the Year, there will also be awards for: BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year, Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Helen Rollason Award and BBC Sports Unsung Hero Award.