Kiss FM Radio DJ Clara Amfo has been nominated for the Sony DAB ‘Rising Star’ Award which aims to celebrate those who have been broadcasting on radio for no longer than 18 months.

The entrants are whittled down by a panel of expert judges, but it’s the public that decides who wins the award, which makes us feel extremely powerful. The judges said:

Clara’s energy, understanding and obvious love of radio was absolutely infectious. And we also got to see a hugely mature handling of difficult topics including the London Riots of 2011. We felt she had a huge amount of potential and is definitely one of our brightest stars to look forward to hearing more from her

Clara is thrilled to have been nominated and told Pappzd:

I truly love my job, so to be selected by industry professionals to be in the final 5 for this award is an honour. My competition is strong and we all have completely different audiences.  I would like to believe that I have just as much of a chance as my fellow nominees, however the exciting/daunting thing is as it’s a public vote, it could really go any way, so fingers crossed !

This year’s winner will be announced on 14 May at the Sony Radio Academy Awards ceremony, and since we love Clara so much we’ve forced everyone in the Pappzd office to get voting.

Show Clara you love her by voting here.