The Young Sports Personality of the Year award 2011
This will be awarded to the outstanding young sports person aged 16 or under on 1 January 2011, selected from nominations made to the BBC and by sports governing bodies via the Youth Sport Trust. Nominations close on Monday 14th November 2011.
People are eligible to win the award if they are the right age and they are British or all three of the following criteria:
- They play a significant amount of their sport in the UK
- Their core achievements that year were achieved in the UK, and not with a national team (in which case they would more likely qualify for the Overseas award)
- They are residents in the UK
BBC Sport's John Inverdale chairs a panel which includes BBC Sport presenters Jake Humphrey, Ore Oduba and Sonali Shah, two representatives from the Youth Sports Trust, former Young Sports Personality of the Year winner, Amy Spencer and three representatives from the Sports Personality of the Year production team.
The panel meet to decide the top 10 contenders from the list of nominations collected by the Youth Sport Trust and the BBC on Monday 21st November 2011.
The panel will reconvene on Tuesday 6th December 2011 to select the top three and the winner from the top 10 list. They will select the winner by secret ballot. The final vote will be independently verified.
The top three will be invited to the live event and the other seven contenders will be notified out of courtesy that they have not made the final shortlist.
The winner will be announced live on the Sports Personality of the Year show and the website on Thursday 22nd December 2011.