MORE time is being given for people to enter an awards scheme celebrating the achievements of young Asians in the region.

The deadline for entries to the Yorkshire Asian Young Achievers Awards has been extended until Saturday, July 31.

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.

A glittering gala awards night is due to take place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford on November 4.

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.

Dr Mohammed Ali, chief executive of QED, said: “It’s really important that anyone eligible has the opportunity to enter and we want to make sure that as many people as possible have had the chance to do so. The current situation has obviously impacted on the message getting out there, so we are extending the deadline.”

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