Young Legends Awards

Mon 28 May 18

Pioneering innovation is in Scotland’s soul. We have a legacy of invention, research and knowledge that continues to this day and is being secured for the future by Scotland’s budding innovators, inventors and pioneers.

In the Year of Young People VisitScotland Business Events team is looking for 3 Young Legends aged 18-26 who best represent the country’s spirit of pioneering innovation.

Have you made a new discovery, an invention or new insight into a challenging issue? Have you contributed to innovative thinking or pioneering research? Do you have a new business idea that harnesses new technology or come up with a solution to an old-age problem? If you are involved in any of these in the following sectors, you could be a Young Legend!

Technology | Education | Life Sciences | Engineering | Digital | Marine 

Creative | Energy | Health | Space | Food & Drink | Surgery

3 Young Legends will be invited to a one-year anniversary Legends event in Glasgow in November 2018 and feature in the Legends campaign, highlighting their contribution to their respective field.


  1. Upload an approx. 1 minute or less video to YouTube or Twitter using the hashtag #IdeasBecomeLegend telling us in your own words what makes Scotland the home of pioneering innovation in relation to your idea/research/business idea/discovery.
  2. Submit a 500-word nomination outlining why you meet the criteria of Young Legend in your field, plus a verifying endorsement from a referee (maximum 100 words) to [email protected].

The nominations will close on 30th September 2018.

Read the full guidelines here.

Any questions? Please email [email protected].

Good Luck!

About Year of Young People 2018

In 2018 Scotland puts its young people in the spotlight, celebrating their talents, contributions and creating new opportunities for them to shine. The Year of Young People 2018 (YOYP) is a year-long programme of events, activities and ideas that will give young people in Scotland the opportunity to show the world what they are made of. YOYP is led by the Scottish Government, working in collaboration with a core group of delivery partners including VisitScotland, EventScotland, Young Scot, Children in Scotland, Scottish Youth Parliament, Creative Scotland and YouthLink Scotland. Year of Young People 2018

About Legends campaign

Legends is VisitScotland Business Events' 24 month campaign that highlights 12 of Scotland’s innovative sectors, their current work and future ambitions with a nod to past achievements. Each sector will be showcased for 2 consecutive months with each city and identified region having a dedicated week to promote their area. Join a journey of discovery through articles and videos from around the nation as to why Scotland is your next event destination. Join the journey on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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