CELEBRATIONS were in order at the inaugural Inspirational Youth Awards.
Gongs were handed out to 21 young stars, aged 16-25 years old, who were recognised for their ongoing outstanding achievements and community contributions at a special ceremony in Birmingham.
Among the winners were 20-year-old Andre Russell from Coventry Youth Police and Crime Commissioner for the Outstanding Contribution to the Community Award and Izobel Ward, aged 18, from Kimichi School in Acocks Green for the Young Artist of the Year Award.
The awards were organised and run by BEvents,which delivers some of the region’s most respected awards ceremonies including the Birmingham Awards Midlands Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards and the Women in Tech Awards.
Anita Chumber, co-founder of BEvents, said: “On behalf of BEvents, we would like to extend our warmest congratulations to all the winners of the inaugural Inspirational Youth Awards.
“It was truly inspiring to see so many exceptional young people from the West Midlands being recognised for their outstanding contributions to their communities.
“At BEvents, we firmly believe that young people are a force for change, and the Inspirational Youth Awards provided an opportunity to showcase the incredible impact they are having in their communities.
“We hope that this event will continue to shine a light on the achievements of the next generation and inspire others to follow in their footsteps.”