Nominations for the 2017 programme are now closed.

The Manchester Young Talent Awards are a celebration of outstanding individuals between the ages of 18 and 40 who exemplify the best attributes of Manchester’s young people. These people are nominated by you – this is your chance to make sure Manchester’s young talent gets the recognition it deserves.

Here you can nominate yourself, your colleagues, employees or friends – anyone who you feel really represents outstanding achievements in their category. Click here to see the award categories in full. Check out our tips for applicants link for advice on how to complete the form and what the judges are looking for.

Simply fill in the form below and hit submit. The form must be completed in one session. It cannot be saved and returned to so make sure you do your preparation on a separate document and copy and paste your information in once you’re ready to submit.

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Most promising young person in Manchester (Rising star award)

Someone, who is excelling in their chosen career, is making a valuable contribution to their employer or the economy and is achieving above and beyond expectations. The nominee needs to be between 21 and 26 years of age for this award.

Application form: It is highly recommended that answers are succinct, please use bullet points where possible:


A panel of successful business figures in Manchester will then meet to fulfil a highly efficient and credible judging process. Each submission will be recorded and treated with equal regard, as the Judges collaborate to shortlist Manchester’s very best young talent. Shortlisted candidates will then be notified and invited to celebrate their nomination with over 300 professionals at our glittering awards ceremony on the 23rd of November. On the evening, the winners and highly commended individuals will be announced and welcomed to the stage to celebrate their endeavours.

Supporting Material

We’ve designed our applications process to collate as much key information as possible, therefore additional material is not required. However, if you would like to include a standout testimonial, quote, certificate or another factual supporting reference we will consider this during the applications process. It’s important to note that any supporting material submitted will be used for the applications process only and will be handled with the utmost sensitivity. All materials submitted will remain confidential to the judging panel.