AN OTLEY teenager has been nominated for a national award - for a second time - for being a positive role model.

Chloe Tear is in the running to win the Positive Role Model within Disability category of the National Diversity Awards.

The 19 year old, who runs the Life as a Cerebral Palsy Student blog and is an Ambassador for the charity CP Teens UK, was shortlisted for the same honour last year.

Chloe, who was born eight weeks early, was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy aged seven and started her site in 2013 as a way of sharing experiences and offering advice to others.

The blog has gone from strength to strength and doubled its page views, which shot up from 13,000 to 26,000, in 2016.

Chloe said: "Being nominated for a National Diversity Award for the second year in a row is just astonishing!

"And to know that I have that many people who support and appreciate my blog is really special.

"It is incredible to be recognised on this scale, it just makes me want to continue writing even more and allow others to understand disability in a new light."

As well as having Cerebral Palsy, Chloe has several other conditions that she also writes about to help raise awareness.

They include epilepsy, Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain disorder, chronic fatigue and a visual impairment.

She refuses to let those challenges limit her, however, and is currently studying Psychology and Child Development at Leeds Trinity University.

A multiple-award winner, Chloe has also achieved a bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award and collaborated with many other individuals and groups.

They include American author Anne Eliot, Scope, the Disability Horizons Magazine, author Amanda Kehoe, Otley Town Council - who made her an Otley Ambassador - and West Yorkshire Police Disability Association.

Sponsored by Microsoft and Direct Line, the National Diversity Awards have a growing list of celebrity supporters.

Olympic diver Tom Daley said: "The awards are a true celebration of role models and community organisations who are having a huge impact on people lives.

"I would like to wish all nominees the very best of luck."

Chloe can be voted for at .