LESS than a fortnight remains for people to enter an awards scheme celebrating the achievements of young Asians in the region.

Monday, July 19, is the final day for entries to the Yorkshire Asian Young Achievers Awards.

It is the second year of the scheme, which – despite the challenges of the pandemic and having to be held virtually in 2020 – saw scores of entries for the debut event.

The awards – organised by Bradford-based charity QED Foundation, together with headline partner York St John University – are open to any young person of South Asian heritage born in, or who lives and works in, the county.

This year, a glittering gala awards night is due to take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford on November 4. It will be hosted by comedian and radio personality, Noreen Khan, host of last year’s virtual ceremony. “I was overwhelmed by the courage and determination shown by all those nominated last year,” she said.

Award categories are achievement in school or college, health/mental health and healthcare, the arts and creative industries, the private sector, media, education, the public sector, the not-for-profit sector, achievement as a young entrepreneur, sport and achievement in overcoming life obstacles.

For more details and to enter, visit theyayas.org.uk or qed-uk.org.