Bright Lights

How to Nominate:

If you know of a BME organisation, business or person who exhibits excellence within their community in the UK, then please take this opportunity to tell us their brief story and have their work and efforts understood, appreciated and recognised by the wider community.  The Bright Lights Nomination categories aim to cover all the areas and sectors of the grassroots BME community and given the breadth and diversity of our beautiful community, the categories which are offered are broad in the hope of capturing the many streams.

The nomination is a simple process and you can nominate yourself, a company, an employee, an individual or anyone else whom you believe to be award-worthy by using the easy to use free online form at the foot of this page which only takes a few moments to complete.  You are welcome to make as many different nominations from the various categories as you wish (you may need to refresh your page).  Nominees will be shortlisted by our experienced judging panel and will not be judged by the number of votes each individual receives, but by the content of their contribution, and this is considered a fair way of finding our real unsung heroes.  Shortlisted nominees will be invited to attend the event. 

Making a nomination couldn’t be easier! Please include your contact details and details of your nominee(s).  All those who make the final shortlist will be announced on the website at a later date.   

CLOSING DATE FOR ALL NOMINATIONS:  Midnight Sunday 16 February 2020  

We are seeking nominations in the following categories:

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OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERSON

Awarded to a son, daughter, brother, sister or anyone under 18, who have demonstrated excellence in some way and made their family proud.

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OVERCOMING ADVERSITY

Awarded to an individual who has against all odds managed to overcome a personal, emotional or physical challenge and turned it into positivity.

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SERVICES TO VOLUNTEERING

Awarded to a person or a group of people who give up their time for a good cause which benefits their community.

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OUTSTANDING CARER (over 18)

Awarded to an individual who cares for a person or groups of people on a regular basis.

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COMMUNITY ENTREPRENEUR

Awarded to an individual who has created a business concept or has succeeded in business against all odds.

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OUTSTANDING YOUNG CARER (U18)

Awarded to a young person who cares for a loved one on a regular basis.

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BEST NEIGHBOUR

Awarded to an individual who helps make the neighbourhood a better place to live or work.

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BEST PARENT/GRANDPARENT

Awarded to a parent or grandparent who is or has been an outstanding role-model in someone's life.

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YOUTH/SPORT MENTORING

Awarded to a person or a group of people who work with disadvantaged or vulnerable young people.

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SERVICES TO CAMPAIGNING

Awarded to an individual or group who have gone above and beyond to raise awareness of a cause.

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BEST STAND-OUT RESTAURANT/TAKEAWAY

Awarded to the best restaurant/takeaway food business providing continuously delicious meals and drinks.

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BEST GENERAL BUSINESS

Awarded to a business which supplies products or services on an ongoing basis which benefits the community.

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BEST JOURNALIST

Awarded to the best journalist who writes or reports for our news publications online or on TV.

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BEST WRITER

Awarded to the best screenwriter, scriptwriter, poet or author who dedicates their flair to entertaining, inspiring or educating.

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BEST BARBER SHOP

Awarded to those who not only supply a great service but are a pinnacle of positivity to the local area.

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BEST HAIRDRESSING SALON

Awarded to those who not only supply a great service but are a pinnacle of positivity to the local area.

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BEST STAGE-SHOW PROMOTER

Awarded for the best venue/open-air event organiser.

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BEST NITE CLUB

Awarded for the years of consistent entertainment within the nightlife industry.

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BEST COMEDIAN

Awarded for the best light entertainer and/or compere.

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BEST SOUND SYSTEM

Awarded for being a pivotal aspect in the global culture of reggae history in the United Kingdom.

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BEST RADIO STATION

Awarded for the consistent stream of music, information and/or lively discussions over the years.

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SERVICES TO EDUCATION

Awarded to an individual who has used their abilities and flair to educate the youths and young adults.

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BEST RADIO PRESENTER/DJ

Awarded to an individual who has kept us entertained and educated with music and/or discussions over the years.

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BEST NETWORK TV

Awarded to the best network within the TV news, entertainment and information industry.

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BEST ONLINE MEDIA

Awarded to the best online news media for information, entertainment, business and educational matters.

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BEST RECORD SHOP

Awarded to those who have continued to supply the industries over the many years against all odds.

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BEST RECORDING STUDIO

Awarded to those in the industry who work hard at inspiring our youths with constructive musical aims and ambitions.

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