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. All nominees must complete the application below to enter the 2021 awards. If you would like some help with your nomination please have a look at our tips for applicants

Know a young professional who deserves to be entered, but perhaps you don't know all the information for the application process, instead, let them know to enter themselves into the Manchester Young Talent Awards 2021 through our 'Nominate a Mate' process, and we will we send the form to them. 

NOMINATion Application

Nominations for the Manchester Young Talent Awards 2021 are now closed. Later in September, we will be announcing the shortlist before the winners are presented on the 29th of October 2021. If you would like to be there on the night to see our winners announced then get your tickets now. 



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