FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE INAUGURAL INSPIRATIONAL YOUTH AWARDS 2023

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE INAUGURAL INSPIRATIONAL YOUTH AWARDS 2023

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The inaugural Inspirational Youth Awards, a ceremony dedicated to honouring exceptional young people who are making a positive impact, have received a phenomenal number of nominations. The award ceremony is set to take place on 29th April 2023 in Birmingham.

With the number of impressive nominations received it has not been easy for the shortlisting judges to select the finalists.

Set to be an annual celebration that puts the next generation in the spotlight, the Inspirational Youth Awards will demonstrate that young people can be a force for change, in their own lives and communities. The event will showcase people and projects making a difference across the West Midlands region. 

The next steps in the process of selecting the ultimate winner are a voting period that starts today (03.04.23) and will end on 14.04.23 with the judges getting together on the 18th April to select a winner for each category from all the information presented.

Winners will be announced at a prestigious ceremony on 29th April 2023 at The Eastside Rooms, Woodcock Street, Birmingham, B7 4BL.

Good Luck to all the finalists!

The full list of Finalists is below:

Apprentice of the Year 2023 Finalists:
Aaron Carmichael – B:Music
Aleem Hussain – Greene King
Caitlin Walsh – South & City College Birmingham
Lara Etches – Aspire Sports
Lucy Plant – Stones Throw Media
Ola Kielbasa – Make Good Grow

Arts and Culture Award 2023 Finalists:
Diana Maruta – Eloquent Dance Company
Hayley Slater – 
IJ Wagbaranta – MDoubleOD Entertainment
Jashaan Gill – Jheez.com
Kira Greaves – Eloquent Dance Company
Martha Harrison – Calico Theatre

Inclusivity Award 2023 Finalists:
Amman Ahmed – Youth Commissioner
Chloe Hawryluk – Youth Strike for Climate Group
Connor Butler – Pathway Group
Hamza Ali Hussain – Joseph Chamberlain 6th Form College
Hana Boama – Children Action Team Support
Rhys Reynolds – Staffordshire University

Most Promising Rising Star in Employment 2023 Finalists:
Andre Russell – Warwickshire County Council
Danielle Miles-Ranger – Aspire Active Education Group
Declan Adkins – Stoke on Trent City Council
George Jessup – East Village PR
Sarah Dallow -Bootcamp Media
Sherifat Adeyanju – Staffordshire University

Outstanding Contribution to the Community Award 2023 Finalists:
Amirah Harvey-Head – We Don’t Settle
Andre Russell – Coventry Youth PCC
Emily Emiru – Generating Genius
Fatt Projects
Lauren Morris – Staffordshire University
Lerall Moses – Sport Birmingham

Outstanding Contribution to Young People Award 2023 Finalists:
Aeon Anderson – Eloquent Dance Company
Makeia Martin-Moore – Eloquent Dance Company
Mustafa Farah – West Midlands Police Cadets
Shamila Channer – Eloquent Dance Company
Tyanna Hyde – Eloquent Dance Company
Yesmeen Singh – Roshni

Student of the Year 2023 Finalists:
Antonia Duckworth – Halesowen College
Chloe Fowler – Halesowen College
Chloe Hawryluk – Youth Strike For Climate Group
Luke Wilkie – Bmet College
Matthew De La Haye – YMCA
Nell Manley – Dance Student

Wellbeing Award 2023 Finalists:
Mawahib Hazem – Ark Saint Albans Academy
Tayyibah Hussain – University of Derby
Will Crawford – Quietnote

Young Activist of the Year 2023 Finalists:
Adam Khan
Chloe Hawryluk – Youth Strike for Climate Group
Elizabeth Zeddie Lawal – More than a Moment
Katie Riley – Youth Strike for Climate Group
Yeshua Carter – EY Outreach
Yesmeen Singh – Roshni

Young Artist of the Year 2023 Finalists:
Adjei Sun – Poet
Cree Amory-Reid – Creezon
Izobel Ward – Kimichi School
Jan Carlo – Jan Carlo Calling
Jordon Windows – Windows
Rhea Marcia – Singer/Songwriter

Young Campaigner of the Year 2023 Finalists:
Chloe Hawryluk – Youth Strike for Climate Group
Dev Sharma – Bite Back 2030
Martha Harrison – Calico Theatre
Melvin Riley – Not So Micro
Sophia Badhan – Mental Health Campaigner
Zoe Jane-Littlewood – Sport 4 Life UK

Young Carer of the Year 2023 Finalists:
Aaliyah Mpesi
Dhanyal Shafique –
Balsall Heath CATS- Children Action Team Support
Shannon Boycott – Staffordshire University

Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2023 Finalists:
Alexios Zachariades-Layland – Joobii
Dakirah Salim – Move on Time
Leo Martin – Marty Supplies
Miriam Bibi – Miri Make Up and Beauty
Shyheim Prince – High Living Estates

Young Fundraiser of the Year 2023 Finalists:
Alfie Ford – a4asd awareness
Cyan Houghton – South and City College Birmingham
Louis Johnson – Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Young Influencer of the Year 2023 Finalists:
Axel-Grassi-Havnen
Danny Rogers – Staffordshire University
Kaylee Golding – BBC1 Xtra
Manny Singh – Scratch Radio
Nael Tuanuni – Nizzy the Kid
Neve Geogette – Singer/Songwriter

Young Innovator of the Year 2023 Finalists:
Alexios Zachariades-Layland – Joobii
Dalton Demaret-Smith – Demarae
Harriet Noy – Hazaar
Maddie Booth – Birmingham Enterprise Community
Melvin Riley – Alts Blk
Ronan Hynes – Voilo

Young Inspirational/Person of the Year 2023 Finalists:
Areeba Shoaib – Skills and Education Group
Armani Zubair – Tresor
Harry Jones – Albert Schloss
Jasmine Pole – Duke of Edinburgh UK Youth Ambassador
Joshua Williams – Goldman Sachs
Mikey Akers – Mikey’s Wish
Mohammed Eesa Amjid – South & City College Birmingham
Tayyibah Hussain – University of Derby

Young Leader of the Year 2023 Finalists:
Andre Russell – Coventry Youth PCC
Danielle Miles-Ranger – Aspire Active Education Group
Emily Emiru – Generating Genius
Louise Lyons-Appiah – BreatheUnion
Mohammed As-Hassan – Shape Youth Forum
Simrah Abbas – Birmingham Youth Sports Academy

Youth Project of the Year 2023 Finalists:
BYSA Guidance Council – Birmingham Youth Sports Academy
Echo Eternal – Core Education
Gen22’s – Birmingham 2022
Girl Grind UK
Homegrown31
Ikon Youth Programme – Ikon Gallery

Young Sportsperson of the Year 2023 Finalists:
Haris Jan – Birmingham Youth Sports Academy
Jayden Joseph – Loughborough University
Talhah Dadabhoy – Birmingham Youth Sports Academy

Young STEAM Personality of the Year 2023 Finalists:
Connor Worrall – South and City College Birmingham
Nishika Chetty – Aston University
Parris Small – Jaguar Land Rover

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