What is a Yorkshire Icon?
Each person was chosen because they were either uniquely important or inspirational to the county and its people.
In order to qualify as a Yorkshire Icon, each nominee must have:
- been born in Yorkshire, or;
- lived in Yorkshire for a substantial part of their life, or;
- made a significant contribution to the lives of Yorkshire's people.
The icons chosen included people from the fields of the arts, sports, politics, music, science, business and others.
A number of factors were considered but particularly looked at were those individuals who had excelled in their particular field and made a major impact on Yorkshire's great status as 'God's own county'!