The Manchester Young Talent Awards are a celebration of outstanding individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 who exemplify the best attributes of Manchester’s young people. These people are nominated by you – this is your chance to make sure Manchester’s young talent gets the recognition it deserves. If you would like some help with your nomination please have a look at our "Tips for Applicants", you can also attend our panel event in April where a range of business professionals including this year's judge Naomi Timperley, will be offering their advice on what it takes to cut through a crowd. 

Know a young professional but don't know enough details to enter them? Why not let them know and "Nominate a Mate". We will send them the application form to complete.

You can view the 2019 shortlist and winners here

nomination Application
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How to fill in the application

There is an area for filling in details of the nominating person, if they are different from the person up for the award. We are genuinely indifferent about whether people nominate themselves or are nominated by others.

  • Answer all the questions with information that is correct and true. 

  • There are no marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar, however please understand that if a judge is not able to clearly understand your application this could affect your judging score. 

  • Use the full word count; give as much detail as possible in your application. 

  • Do not submit links in your application as these will not be used in judging.

  • Each nominee should submit a vector file of their company logo when making the nomination.

  • It is highly recommended that the answers given in the application are succinct. Though feel free to use bullet points where possible to cover the criteria below:

Key Question 1 – Describe the nominee’s role/scope/responsibilities

  • Describe the individual’s role or the business, team or charity project purpose – maximum 200 words

Key Question 2 – Reasons for nomination

  • Explain the key reasons for the nomination in this category. To include as appropriate how the individual, business, team or charity project has gone above and beyond expectation and/or made an outstanding contribution to the Manchester region – maximum 300 words

Key Question 3 – Describe the nominee’s achievements

  • Describe where appropriate the individual’s, business’, team’s or project’s performance metrics and achievements – maximum 250 words

Key Question 4 – Evidence

  • Where appropriate and available, evidence of client/customer testimonies/feedback and previous awards won – maximum 350 words