Nominations open today for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2014

Nominations open today for 2014 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.

Awarded to an outstanding young sportsperson, nominations are made to the BBC and by sports governing bodies via the Youth Sport Trust. A panel will decide a winner from the shortlisted nominees.

The winner of the Young Sports Personality of the Year award will be announced during this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year, which will come live from the SSE Hydro, Glasgow on Sunday 14 December.

Nominees have to be 17 and under on the 1 January 2014. For full terms and conditions and to nominate a young sportsperson go to bbc.co.uk/sportspersonality. Nominations close on Monday 3 November 2014.

Previous winners include Tom Daley, Andy Murray, Wayne Rooney, Eleanor Simmonds and Lauren Taylor. Last year’s winner was shooter Amber Hill who at 16 became the youngest winner of a senior World Cup in skeet shooting.

New for 2014, BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year has joined forces with Blue Peter to offer one young viewer the chance to join the panel – working with some of our leading sports stars to decide this year’s shortlist. The lucky viewer will be selected from those who have applied for a Blue Peter Sport Badge. Applications for a Sport Badge are still open via www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/articles/blue-peter-sport-badge-2014. The panel for this year’s BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year will be announced at a later date.

Phil Chamberlain, Director of Policy and Communications at the Youth Sport Trust, said: “Every year we see a wealth of hugely talented young sportsmen and women in the mix for BBC’s Young Sports Personality of the Year and I’m sure this year will be no different.

It’s always so inspiring to hear about the amazing achievements of our future UK stars, so awarding one athlete with this prestigious accolade will be no easy feat.”

Nomination forms and full terms & conditions are available at bbc.co.uk/sportspersonality

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