Bristol Young Heroes Awards is an annual gala dinner to celebrate the best of Bristol as found in the lives of its young people.  It’s the city's ‘Oscars’ for those who have overcome challenge and adversity to live life to the full, both for themselves and for others.

Bristol’s Young Heroes are young people who are changing the world for the better.  We want to recognise them and offer the encouragement and support they need in order to go on to have an impact on an even bigger scale.

We believe when we celebrate lives like these we all benefit. The lives these young people are leading are not theirs alone but part of the overarching city narrative all Bristol residents share.  If we lift up a story we can lift up a people.  In sharing, owning and celebrating these stories, we believe we can contribute to Bristol becoming its best.

We invite city leaders from business, politics, faith groups, sport and entertainment to join with us, the nominee’s families, friends and the Young Heroes themselves in making Bristol a place in which great things can be achieved in the face of great adversity.


2017 Bristol Young Heroes Awards nominees

2017 Bristol Young Heroes Awards winners, presenters and host.

Top Row: Kishanna Douglas - Action Hero 11-15, Ashley Burnett - Over All Hero 2017

Paige Jenkins - Sporting Hero, Beth Rowley - Singer, Mulue Estifanos - Arts & Culture Hero

Roni Size - DJ, Ella Roper-Marshall - Enterprise Hero, Stephen Cowan - GKN Aerospace

Middle Row: John Chirara - Action Hero 16-19, Danny Langdon - High Sheriffs Award

Archie Drummond - Caring Hero, Abdisalaan Ibrahim - Learning Hero

Claudia Fragapane - Olympic Gymnast, Harry McGregor - Super Hero, Alex Beresford - ITV presenter

Front Row: Mark Turpin - CEO The Yogscast, Sarah Williams - Wales and West Utilities

Professor Hugh Brady - Vice Chancellor Bristol Uni, Helen Wilde - High Sheriff 2016

Marvin Rees - Mayor of Bristol

Jaimie Jewry – 07702 736 998  or  Holly Maurice – 07813 828 988