Are you a young star of the grocery industry? If so, the IGD wants you to put yourself forward for its Leading Edge Leading Light Award.

The award, sponsored by Danone, rewards the contributions of young managers to their business, the industry or to the IGD's Leading Edge initiative over the past 12 months. The winner receives £2,000 in prize money.

Entries will be judged online by Leading Edge members, resulting in a shortlist of three. Final judging will take place by representatives of Danone, IGD and The Grocer, with the winner announced at the IGD Food Industry Awards in London on 9 October.

"Those shortlisted will receive industry-wide recognition," said Leading Edge business development manager Shanna Ritchie.

Entry forms are at and closing date is 3 August.