How to Nominate:
If you know of an African-Caribbean organisation, business or person in the United Kingdom who exhibits excellence in their community, please take this opportunity to tell us about them and have their work and efforts understood, appreciated and recognised by the wider community.
Given the breadth and diversity of our beautiful community, the categories have been selected to reflect this as well as representing this year’s chosen theme.
Nominating is a simple process; you can nominate yourself, a company, an employee, a charity, an individual or anyone else who you consider worthy of a Bright recognition. The easy-to-use, free online form only takes a few moments to complete, and you’re welcome to make as many different nominations from the various categories as you wish.
Nominations can be made from abroad so long as the person nominated resides in the UK.
Nominees will be shortlisted by our experienced judging panel and will not be judged by the number of nominations each individual receives. Shortlisted nominees will be invited to attend the event.
Closing date for nominations: Midnight Tuesday 31 May 2022
We are seeking nominations in the following categories:
YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR (11-21)
Awarded to a young person who has created a business concept or succeeded in business against the odds.
OVERCOMING ADVERSITY (11-21)
Awarded to a young person who has managed to overcome a personal, emotional, mental, or physical challenge and turned it into positivity.
Awarded to a person or a group of people who provide a service or product which the community have come to rely upon.
Awarded to any individual or organisation that have used their abilities, knowledge and flair to help educate and motivate.
Awarded to a person or a team who have made a significant impact in the entertainment industry.
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT OFFICER
Awarded to a person who works with young people who engage in risk taking behaviour, and helps to promote new opportunities.
OVERCOMING ADVERSITY (adult)
Awarded to an adult who has managed to overcome a personal, emotional, mental or physical challenge and turned it into positivity.
BEST PARENTAL GUARDIAN
Awarded to a parent, grandparent or guardian who is or has been an outstanding role-model in someone's life.
Awarded for the best light entertainer who have brought joy to soo many.
Awarded to an individual who use their flair and creativity to produce books, script writing, plays, or blogs.
BEST ONLINE MEDIA
Awarded to the best online media and podcasts that brings the community issues relating to current affairs, politics, entertainment, business, education, health, history, and more.
BEST RADIO STATION
Awarded to a station which has entertained, educated, and connected the community with music and discussions over the years.
SERVICES TO CAMPAIGNING
Awarded to those who tirelessly offer their time and experience to campaign for causes which can bring about improvements for the communities they serve.
SERVICES TO YOUTH MENTORING
Awarded to those individuals or organisations who work to uplift the next generation of young people as part of early interventions.
BEST SOUND SYSTEM
Awarded to those who have been a pivotal aspect in the global culture of reggae history in the United Kingdom.
MILITARY ROLE MODEL
Awarded to those in the military who have represented their organisation by embodying its core values and instilling them in others.
Awarded to those in the military who have outstanding leadership skills, motivating others, and nurturing great teamworking environments.
Awarded to those in the military who have pushed boundaries and gone above and beyond to show positivity towards participations and collaborations.
The Stephen Lawrence Award
(formerly the 'Special Recognition' Award)