If you were at last year's award held at the Indigo o2, i'm sure you would be as excited as i am for this year's SOLA.
Now in its third year, the hugely anticipated Spirit of London Awards (SOLA) returns celebrating the greatest achievements of young people across London, the awards will be held on Monday 10th October 2011.
Whether through music, sport, art or social enterprise, Londoners are being urged to nominate the young people in their local communities who are acting as inspirational beacons by making exceptional contributions to local society.
The Awards are supported by a number of organisations and ambassadors including, Prime Minister David Cameron, London Mayor Boris Johnson, Brooke Kinsella, Richard Taylor OBE and Rio Ferdinand:
David Cameron said:
"These awards are a great way to recognise young role models in London. Young people are not only the future, they are the best resource this country has. So I welcome any opportunity to celebrate their positive achievements and honour their contribution to the capital.”
London’s Mayor Boris Johnson commented:
“These awards are a fantastic way of recognising and rewarding the many young people that make a positive contribution to our communities. It’s important to raise the aspirations of young people and providing positive role models from amongst their peers is a fantastic way of doing that.
Do come forward and nominate young people you know who are making a difference to others lives so that their hard work and talents receive the recognition they so richly deserve”
Richard Taylor OBE who developed the awards as part of the Damilola Taylor trust in consultation with other youth organisations commented:
“Damilola’s legacy is now enshrined in the awards as we honour the kind of young person he was turning into”
To find out more about this year’s Spirit of London Awards (SOLA) or to nominate someone in the local community who you think deserves a SOLA, simply start by logging onto the website(www.spiritoflondonawards.com), clicking on the category for who you wish to nominate and explaining using between two and five hundred words, why you believe their nominee is deserving of a SOLA. Nominations remain open from now until the 11/08/2011.