TOYP - Ten Outstanding Young Persons Awards

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JCI TOYP serves to formally recognise young people who excel in their chosen fields and create positive change. By recognizing these young people, JCI raises the status of socially responsible leaders in this world. The honorees motivate their peers to seek excellence and serve others. Their stories of discovery, determination and ingenuity inspire young people to be better leaders and create better societies.

Since 1983, JCI (Junior Chamber International) has honoured over 200 individuals from 47 nations who have excelled in their chosen fields. These individuals exemplify the spirit of the JCI mission and provide extraordinary service to their communities. Whether through service, innovation, determination or revolutionary thinking, these young active citizens have created a positive impact in their communities.

This winners and runners up from each category in the JCI UK competition, will be submitted to the global competition in May 2014. The ten winners selected by JCI HQ will be honoured at the 2014 JCI World TOYP Ceremony and reception in November at the JCI World Congress in Leipzig, Germany.

Past TOYP winners include John. F. Kennedy, Henry Kissinger, Anthony Robbins, Jackie Chan, Elvis Presley and Amar Latif. In 2010 JCI Bradford nominated young local inventor, Emily Cummins who won and was flown out to Osaka, Japan to receive her award. Then in 2012, JCI UK was delighted to see two of candidates, Katharine Sparkes and Bobby Kensah, selected to be honoured in Taipei, Taiwan.

Watch some short films of the recent honourees mentioned above here

Get in touch now with JCI Bradford's Deputy President, Phil Cockayne by email to express an interest in nominating someone or being nominated yourself.

Full details at and deadline for nominations 3rd March 2014.