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Nominations for the Bernard Matthews Youth Awards 2012 have highlighted some absolutely amazing young people from Norfolk and Suffolk who are a real inspiration to us all - and those shortlisted for the awards will be revealed in the Eastern Daily Press tomorrow.

The standard of entries was extremely high and judges faced a difficult task picking finalists for the awards which are in association with the Eastern Daily Press.

In tomorrow’s EDP those shortlisted in eight of the categories - young farmer, community support, charity, cultural achiever, bravery, environmental, educational achievement, sporting achievement - will be announced.

The ultimate winners of each of these categories – along with the new EDP-sponsored food champion prize – will be revealed at a special ceremony at Open in Norwich in October.

The winner of each category will receive a £1,000 prize, and there will also be a special winner of winners prize.

Rob Mears, managing director at Bernard Matthews UK, said: “Humbling, inspiring and astonishing are just a few words that sum up the nominations we have received for this year’s Bernard Matthews Youth Awards.

“In the fourth year of running the awards, we were once again uplifted by the positive influence young people have within our communities.

Selecting winners for the nine categories is always a tough job and this year has been no exception.

“We want to pay tribute to all the young people nominated for an award, and to thank their friends, family and supporters who, in many instances, nominated a young person for recognition.

“We look forward to meeting our nominees at The Bernard Matthews Youth Awards, where we hope to be able to make some dreams, goals and ambitions a true reality.”

• See tomorrow’s EDP for the full list of the inspiring young people who have been shortlisted in the young farmer, community support, charity, cultural achiever, bravery, environmental, educational achievement and sporting achievement categories.

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