This year, the Junior Chamber International (JCI) – an international leadership-training organisation – again seeks young professionals who have excelled in their respective fields.
If you know an outstanding young person (that is between 18 and 40) then now is your chance to honour them by nominating them for a JCI TOYP award.
The UK branch of JCI have announced details of this years ‘Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World’ (TOYP) awards which aim to recognise and award the outstanding achievements of UK’s youth.
The public can nominate those who have excelled in a number of areas including humanitarian or voluntary service, academic leadership, scientific development, contribution to children or human rights, medical innovation and cultural achievement.
“JCI’s mission is to create positive change and we want to showcase the UK’s young outstanding people and how they are making a difference in our society, says Allison Cowell, JCI UK National President. Last year we were very proud to have two winners from the UK, and we know there are more phenomenal people we can put forward this year.”
2010 JCI UK nominated Sabirul Islam (20) London, and Emily Cummins (23), Bradford, who both were awarded at the JCI World Congress in Osaka, Japan.
Sabrul Islam is touring the world in 2011 thanks to his new connections within JCI. Sabirul says: “I would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to everyone involved in JCI worldwide, for really opening my eyes to what can actually be achieved and the scale in which it can be delivered. Without JCI’s support, I feel this project would not have been possible to take off.”
The winners will be entered into the International TOYP Programme and will have the opportunity to represent the UK at the world finals in Brussels in November.
For a copy of the nomination form please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for receipt of entry forms to JCI UK is Friday 6 May at 5pm.
Read more about JCI TOYP at JCI UK’s website: www.jciuk.org.uk/jci-toyp
Read the report from JCI TOYP 2010: www.jciuk.org.uk/blog/2010/11/jci-uk-toyp-winners-awarded-at-the-world-congress-in-osaka/
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This post was written by James Lambert