The search is on for the Derbyshire’s Young Adventurer of the Year. Nominate a young person and they could win a five-day trip to the French Alps.
Buxton Adventure Festival in partnership with Rural Derbyshire School Sport Partnership and University of Derby Buxton is running a competition to find the best runners, bikers, climbers, cavers, skiers, skateboarders, free-runners, kayakers and sailors in Derbyshire aged 17 or under. All you need to do is tell them in 250 words or less why you want to nominate your son, daughter, young relative, friend or classmate, student or club member, fellow team member or even yourself!
Matt Heason, Buxton Adventure Festival Director said: “With the Peak District National Park on our doorstep, Derbyshire’s always attracted some of the world’s best adventure sports athletes. We want to encourage the next generation of home-grown talent with these new awards.”
As well as the Young Adventurer award, there is also a Spirit of Adventure category for any young person who's excelled in their sport or has perhaps overcome a challenge or demonstrated great progress in the face of adversity, and a Young Leader category ,for any young leader, coach or volunteer who has helped others to reach their potential.
The winners will be short-listed by the judging panel, which includes top climber Pete Whittaker, England fell runner Stuart Bond, and Hope Factory team cyclist Adela Carter.
Each of the three category winners will receive a trophy. The overall ‘Young Adventurer’ award winner will win a trip for two to the 2014 Junior Adventure Racing World Cup in the French High Alps for themselves and a friend, including travel and accommodation. Each ‘Spirit of Adventure’ and ‘Young Leader’ category winner will win an ‘Adventure Day’ at Oaklands Manor Outdoor Leadership Centre in Buxton for themselves and up to 20 classmates.
Adventurer Dave Cornthwaite will present the winners with medals and prizes at an exclusive, invitation-only awards ceremony evening at the Oaklands Manor Outdoor Leadership Centre at University of Derby, Buxton on Friday 1 November ahead of the Buxton Adventure Festival opening on Saturday 2 November.
For more information about the awards and to nominate a young adventurer, visit the Buxton Adventure Festival website
Nominations will close at 5pm on Friday 25 October.
This article has been read
Click on the tags to explore more
Buxton Adventure Festival