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Search for the exceptional youth of Doncaster begins as Superkids 2018 is launched

Harry Moxon, winner of last year's Technology Whizz prize.
Harry Moxon, winner of last year's Technology Whizz prize.

Do you know an exceptional child who deserves recognition for their bravery or talent?

Doncaster Superkids awards 2018 has been launched, a competition to show off the brightest and bravest of our town’s children in a night of achievements.

This year's Superkid Sponsors.

This year's Superkid Sponsors.

Presented by the Doncaster Free Press, this year’s event will be held at Doncaster College on Wednesday October 10, hosted by Ashley Porter Exley who is known for winning the Young Apprentice on BBC television .

Categories for youngsters include Invincible Carer, Super Sports Star and Math Math Marvel.

Last year’s Technology Whizz winner Harry Moxon is very proud to have been involved in the events.

His mother Lindsey Moxon told us: “The recognition of the super kids award has been a great boost to Harry’s confidence. “He loves technology and it is nice he can focus on his strengths, every child is different and the variety of super kids awards reflect this.”

Do you know a young super star who deserves some recognition for being brilliant?

Amazon are generously sponsoring Superkids 2018, Stuart Morgan, General Manager of Amazon’s facility at Doncaster’s iPort, said: “I was honoured to be part of the judging panel last year and was overwhelmed and impressed by all the Superkids.

“In every community in which we operate, we support great causes on our doorstep.

“We’re proud to support Doncaster Superkids, to be able to honour tomorrow’s citizens, the academically talented youngsters who support our community, overcome adversity, are brave and go one step further.”

If you know a child who is deserving of one of the categories then nominate them online at www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/superkids.

Categories and Sponsors

The categories cover a wide range of special kids, inspirational stories and tales of bravery will be rewarded.

Take a look at the options below and if you think you know a youngster who has gone above and beyond then you have until Midnight on September 14 to enter them. Entrants must be under 18 and live in Doncaster.

Math Marvel

Do you know a math whizz? Someone who has perhaps won competitions in mathematics or has sky high exam results? We’re looking for someone who excels with numbers and has a love for problem solving.

Fearless Bravery

Sponsored by Refurnish

This category is for a special child who has overcome a difficult time, illness or a challenge. If you know a youngster who has fought their way through tough adversity, then nominate them today.

Dynamic Fundraiser

Do you know a kid who had taken it upon themself to raise money for a charity? Through fundraisers at school or volunteering for a special cause. We want someone who has made a real positive change in the community.

Enterprising Star

Sponsored by Tommee Tippee

This award celebrates innovation at a young age, whether it’s in the form of making unique changes at home or school, we want to hear about it.

Technology Whizz

Sponsored by Amazon

It seems like most children are technology whizzes these days, but we’re looking for a kid that’s a truly tech savvy. This could be someone who is super with computers, a marvel with coding or even building their very own creations.

Wonder Writer

Poems, prose and plays, this award is for children who have an affinity for writing. Perhaps they won a competition at school or frequently have their nose in a book? We want to hear from the next generation of best selling authors.

Mighty Performer

Sponsored by Doncaster College

Do you know someone who loves the limelight? Whether is be an affinity for acting on the stage or they may have the voice of an angel. Whatever talent they hold we want to know about it.

Super Sports Star

Sponsored by Atherton Godfrey

This award will go to a child who is racing round the tracks or speeding through the swimming pool. A youngster who is committed to sport and likely to become the next sporting star of the nation.

Extraordinary Inspirer

Do you know a child who is an inspiration to others? A volunteer who makes a real difference in others lives or a great public speaker.

Invincible Carer

A young carer who has offered great support to those who need it. Someone who willingly gives up their own time to improve the lives of loved ones. If you know a young carer who deserves some recognition for all their hard work then why not nominate them.

Super School

Sponsored by Solutions for Cleaning

This is for nurseries, schools and other learning environments that make a real positive change in the Doncaster community. We want to know why your school is special and what they do to improve your learning experience.