BBC Sport has opened nominations in its search for the Young Sports Personality of the Year 2017 – its prestigious award which recognises the dedication, determination and excellence of sports stars of the future.
Past winners have included Tom Daley, Sir Andy Murray, Claudia Fragapane, Ellie Simmonds and Theo Walcott.
From the shortlist of nominees, a panel of judges, including those from the sporting world, will decide the winner which will be announced at BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017 on Sunday 17 December.
This year, BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2017 has once again joined forces with Blue Peter to offer one young viewer the chance to join the panel to decide this year’s shortlist.
The lucky viewer will be selected from those who have applied for a 2017 Blue Peter Sport Badge.
Will Roberts, Director of Operations, Youth Sport Trust says: “The British sporting community and talent development systems continue to provide fantastic support to young athletes, and every year this nomination process reinforces the breadth and depth of ability in young people across the country.
“To be nominated as the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year is a fantastic achievement, and the discussions around the shortlisting to a top 10 and then the ultimate winner is always a challenging process – simply because the level of performances is so high.”
Nominations close on Thursday 16 November 2017. For full terms and conditions and to nominate a young sportsperson go to bbc.co.uk/sportspersonality.