Greater Manchester‘s young talent is to be “embraced and celebrated” at an annual awards ceremony later this year, and you can now get your nominations in.
For over a decade now, the Manchester Young Talent Awards (MYTA) have been recognising outstanding individuals and organisations throughout the region, with different 14 award categories covering everything from the Global Citizen and Community Project of the year awards, to the Professional of the Year award, and so much more.
Awards are given out to talented teams and individuals aged 18-40 in a broad range of areas across the region’s thriving and diverse business community.
Finance, hospitality, legal, creative, and marketing are just some of the sectors awarded each year.
As well celebrating the achievements of those awarded, MYTA are also known for championing the city region itself as a “global centre of excellence”, with a beating heart steeped in history, culture, and community that keeps people coming back for more.
On top of that, the awards are a highlight in the city’s social calendar too, as they’re also a brilliant way to make new connections with Manchester‘s professional community.
Entries for the 2022 MYTA are currently open, and event organisers are now encouraging individuals and companies to get involved by nominating their talented employees, colleagues, teams, and even their mates to be celebrated in the way they deserve.
MYTAs are founded on an evidenced nomination process, which is then assessed by a group of independent judges.
Depending on the award, nominees may be individuals or organisations.
But how exactly do you nominate an individual or organisation to be in with a chance of winning an award? And is there any criteria?
Well, there’s a couple of different ways you can go about it.
Full Entry – This can be done by the nominee themselves (which is an individual or organisation, depending on the award) or on behalf of the proposed nominee, and it provides full details and evidence on why this receipt should be considered for the award.
‘Nominate a Mate’ – This process is done to suggest that an individual or organisation consider putting themselves forward for a specific award, and the proposed nominee is then contacted and asked to fill out the full nomination form above.
You can fill out the full nomination form here, or you can nominate a mate here.
The deadline for entries to MYTA 2022 close on Monday 12 September 2022, with shortlisting to be undertaken by an independent panel of judges following that, and winners set to be announced at the upcoming ceremony.
Manchester Young Talent Awards 2022 are taking place on Friday 4 November at The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel.
This year’s MYTA would not be made possible without event partners, leading North West events management company, TLC Limited, as well as the driving force that is JCI Manchester – a non-for profit, volunteer-run organisation which, for nearly 75 years, has brought people together to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.
There are also a number of award sponsorship opportunities currently up for grabs too, with JCI Manchester ready to work with sponsors to help make MYTA 2022 an “impactful and celebratory event”.
There are a range of sponsorship packages available, and you can find out more here.
Fancy attending MYTA 2022 and cheering on local talent for yourself? You can grab tickets to the ceremony here.
Featured Image – MYTA / JCI Manchester
Craig David to take to the stage at iconic racecourse for outdoor summer gig
Craig David has been added to the star-studded line-up for this year’s The Jockey Club Live summer series, which takes over racecourses across the north west.
The singer, whose career launched 23 years ago with his debut album Born To Do It, will be taking to the stage with his live band at Haydock Park on Saturday 24 June.
Craig’s impressive career has included an astounding 23 UK top 40 singles, nine UK top 40 albums and over five billion streams worldwide, plus multiple BRIT Award and Grammy nominations.
He’s also the proud owner of four MOBO Awards and three Ivor Novello Awards.
The star catapulted back into the charts in recent years with a string of chart hits that have filled dancefloors.
Craig is the talent behind the legendary TS5 parties, which combine old school anthems with R&B, garage, and bashment, alongside plenty of contemporary hits.
He’s part of the bill of huge outdoor concerts announced for The Jockey Club Live, which also includes Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Pete Tong, and an epic Faithless DJ set from Sister Bliss.
Molly Dingwall, general manager at Haydock Park Racecourse said: “Craig is one of the icons of the UK music industry and a real voice of a generation – we’re so excited to have him at Haydock Park this Summer for a show that’s sure to be a highlight!”
Craig David said: “From my TS5 shows in Ibiza to sets at festivals like Glastonbury, there is nothing quite like an outdoor summer show! I can’t wait to bring the party to Haydock Park in June with my live band – bring it on!”
The Jockey Club Live events blend an exciting evening at the races with spectacular live music, in some of the most beautiful and iconic racecourse settings in the world.
Tickets for Craig David at Haydock Park on Saturday 24 June are on sale now, priced from £36.25 for adults and £16.80 for children.
A huge free festival is coming to Kampus with frozen margaritas and canal-side pizza
A huge free festival is coming to Kampus over the Glastonbury weekend, bringing the party vibes to the heart of the city centre.
Promising canal-side pizza from NY slice bar Nell’s, also famed for their 22″ pies, plus a prosecco van, a cocktail pop-up from Manchester Gin’s Three Little Words in the Bungalow and loads more, it’s set to run from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 June 2023.
With huge outdoor screens in amongst the lush Kampus gardens broadcasting Glastonbury’s sets live throughout the weekend, the party will kick off on Friday with pizza slices and cocktails from Kampus’s waterside spritz bar.
Saturday will take things up a notch with live music from Manchester’s talented The Untold Orchestra, who will celebrate 40 years of Glastonbury headliners with their own orchestral renditions of classics from Bowie to Jay Z and Diana Ross.
Sunday will end on a quieter note, promising a day of family fun with Born To Be Wild Child decamping to the garden with craft tables and festival headband making, all set to the soundtrack of rock and roll hits.
There will also be free prosecco samples from the Delevigne sisters’ brand Della Vite, served direct from their pink vintage car ‘Penelope’.
Speaking on the upcoming festival Antonia Lallement, from Nell’s, said: “This is our first Kampus Fest and it’s all about bringing true festival vibes to the heart of Manchester.
“We’re decking out the Kampus garden to capture the bohemian magic of the UK’s favourite live events and flooding the space with music for the whole weekend.
“Manchester is full of music lovers and we want to give people a fun, city centre alternative to the real thing! We’ll be serving up slices to keep people going throughout the weekend and can’t wait to see people getting involved.
“Kampus has got to be one of the best outdoor spaces in the city. We felt it only right to put on a big summer block party come rain or shine.”
Abbie Duthie, from Three Little Words, added: “Glastonbury is an icon of the cultural calendar and we’re beyond excited to be staging Kampus Fest, bringing all the highs of the festival experience to Manchester, minus the mud of course.
“We’ll be serving our signature drinks canal-side for those whose ‘go to’ is summer spritzes and cocktails in the city over warm beer in a field! Kampus will be alive all weekend with great food and drinks, live music and festival vibes taking centre stage.”
Kampus Fest is free to attend from Friday 23 June – Sunday 25 June.
The Family Fun Day event on Sunday for youngsters requires reservation, with £2 tickets available to book in advance here.