Nominate your Young Stars for top awards

This is your last chance to vote for your Young Stars with the deadline fast approaching for nominations.

Saturday, 11th March 2017, 10:18 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:41 am
Some of your nominees - Top l to r: Emily Hinchcliffe, Bobby Reed, Olivia Scott. Bottom l to r: Laura Barker, George Bramham, Frankie Bates.

The Scarborough News and the borough mayor are urging people to nominate for a new awards ceremony for the area’s young people before Monday’s deadline.

Along with our sister papers the Whitby Gazette and the Filey and Hunmanby Mercury, plus Scarborough Borough Council and sponsor McCain, we are inviting entries for the first ever Young Stars 2017 – the Borough Children’s Awards.

The event is a new version of the successful Borough’s Big Thank You Awards, with the judging and sponsors this year changing to a dedicated family and youth focus instead.

Scarborough Rugby Union Football Club has generously agreed to provide the venue and refreshments for the inaugural event on April 3.

Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough Cllr Simon Green said: “I am delighted that Young Stars 2017 is providing a platform for the Borough to recognise the often unseen and unsung efforts of youths and children of all ages.

“Children often do things for others, either because they need to, or simply want to, which can impact on others’ lives so much in a positive way.”

Television presenter and former Miss Scarborough Carolyn Hodgson will host the first ever Young Stars Awards.

Carolyn, who grew up in Scarborough, said: “I am very much looking forward to a great event.”

Do you know of any helpers, carers, volunteers or anyone 16 or under who has done a good deed or act of kindness, or an act of bravery?

Time is running out but you can nominate them online at before the end of Monday March 13.