“It’s taken me over two decades to recognize the fact that the experts I looked up to were just as nervous as me about technology.
I proudly sponsor the STEM category to keep the career elevator doors wide open.”
Mark Richard Johnson
We are delighted to announce our latest sponsor!
Barnardo’s are sponsoring the ‘Resilience' category which recognises young people in care / care leavers, as an acknowledgement of their abilities to overcome challenges and go on to achieve beyond their (and other people’s) expectations.
The Resilience Award will be presented by Barnardos’ CEO Javed Khan on Sunday 23rd November at BYA Awards 2014.
If you’d like to join us at what promises to be an exciting and truly memorable event, get your early bird tickets here while they last.
This year’s BYA ‘STEM' category (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) will open up an exciting opportunity for 30 young people aged 16 - 19 who are interested in having a vibrant and progressive career in the IT industry through our partnership with CISCO Networking Academy® training course.
Our host for BYA Awards 2014 is the BAFTA Award winning writer, director and actor Adam Deacon
“When I was growing up there was hardly anything that really celebrated the things kids worked hard at in their lives. Once we start showing our young people that we appreciate their efforts through award ceremonies like BYA Awards, they start feeling good about themselves and push themselves even more to achieve.
I am proud to have been invited to host this year’s BYA Awards on 23rd November and look forward to an inspiring day.” - Adam Deacon, host of BYA Awards 2014.
The BYA Awards take place on Sunday 23rd November 1pm at the Grade II listed Walthamstow Assembly Halls, Forest Road, London E17 4JD.
Tickets for the eagerly awaited event available here
To nominate someone for a BYA Award please click here. Nominatons close 31st August, 8pm!
We are excited to announce that our new Patrons are Sony Epic recording artists ‘Rough Copy’.
Some of you may remember then from 2013’s ‘X-Factor’ show, but since then they have recorded and released their first single and video with Epic called ‘Street Love’; have toured the UK playing at many gigs and festivals, and are in the studio working hard on new material.
Rough Copy member and founder Kaz Ajobo said “We are honoured to be patrons of Youth in Excellence and the BYA Awards. I was a finalist in 2011 for the BYA Awards and now stand as an ambassador. We believe that it’s very important for young people to have positive role models to relate to.
Life isn’t always straight forward or easy. There are times that you feel like running away and giving up. This is why an organisation like Youth in Excellence is needed – to provide the support, guidance and training to young people and families, to help them develop and fulfil their potential.
Rough Copy are looking forward to working alongside Youth in Excellence and being part of the BYA Awards 2014 in November.”
Short snippet of BYA Awards 2010 which was held at Camden Centre in Euston, London.
Dysfunktional (Music) Management Ltd are sponsors of the ‘Performing Arts’ category.
Dysfunktional currently manage Sony Epic recording artists Rough Copy.
Sponored by the British Council, ‘International Champion’ is one of our new categories for 2014.
International Champion recognises an individual or group who has set up a company / charity / campaign or cause that helps people overseas with their education; employment; enterprise; technology; health; relationships or anything that goes towards improving the lifestyles / expectations of people.
Do you have someone to nominate in this category? Click here to do it
BYA Awards 2012: Our youngest award winner Joshua Beckford, winner of the Education category, along with Leila Thomas whose organisation ‘Urban Synergy’ won the ’ Personal Development Organisation of the Year’ award.