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 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. 

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. 

Please include your contact details and details of your nominee(s).     

Closing date for nominations  Midnight Sunday 13 February 2022

We are seeking nominations in the following categories:

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YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

Awarded to a young person who has created a business concept or succeeded in business against the odds.

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OVERCOMING ADVERSITY (16-25)

Awarded to a young person who has managed to overcome a personal, emotional, mental, or physical challenge and turned it into positivity.

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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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EDUCATION

Awarded to any individual or organisation that have used their abilities, knowledge and flair to help educate and motivate.

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FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER

Awarded to a person who offers emotional and practical support to families facing long or short-term difficulties.

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YOUTH ENGAGEMENT OFFICER

Awarded to a person who works with young people who engage in risk taking behaviour, and promote new opportunities.

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OVERCOMING ADVERSITY

Awarded to an adult who has managed to overcome a personal, emotional, mental or physical challenge and turned it into positivity.

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PARENTAL GUARDIAN

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

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COMEDIAN

Awarded for the best light entertainer who have brought joy to soo many.

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RADIO STATION

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

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ONLINE MEDIA

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

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RADIO PRESENTER

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

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CAMPAIGNING

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

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YOUTH MENTORING

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

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SOUND SYSTEM

Awarded to those who have been a pivotal aspect in the global culture of reggae history in the United Kingdom.

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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 VENUE

Awarded for the years of consistent entertainment within the nite club and bar industry.

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BEST COMEDIAN

Awarded for the best light entertainer who have brought joy to soo many.

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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

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

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BEST ONLINE TV

Awarded to the best online channel offering the very best in news, entertainment and information.

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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.

Nomination Form

Due to the current global pandemic, and after careful advice and consideration, we felt the need to place a temporary pause to the final stage of the nomination process in order to allow people to adapt and adjust to the current Covid-19 crisis and will resume the shortlisting soon. The resulting names will be published here on the website.