Award Categories

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Performer of the Year

We are looking for an individual or group of children who have shown exceptional talent and dedication in their field of performance. Open to under 21s

Role Model

This award recognises individuals who whose behaviour, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people, someone whose actions we can aspire to replicate.

Green Champion

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This award recognises a person or group of people who actively work/live/promote green issues and green living to the benefit of the community. It could include individuals or a group who have made a conscious decision to live or work “greener” a person within an organisation or work place who has improved the living or working environment by promoting green practice or a school/college/group or initiative that has had a positive impact on the Community through a green project. The projects could include things like recycling initiatives increasing environmental awareness, reducing water wastage or carbon footprint.

Child of Achievement

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This award recognises a young person who has achieved success in some area of their lives.  For example the judges will be looking for individuals who have achieved results that many thought previously unachievable, a successful feat or a barrier overcome. It can be from achieving excellent grades, overcoming learning difficulties etc.  It’s the journey we are looking for!

Fundraiser of the Year

This award recognises individuals/groups who by their hard work and dedication have made a difference to a charity or cause. The judges are looking for individuals or groups who have demonstrated continued commitment to a charity or individual through fundraising support and successfully managed or coordinated fundraising events whilst using initiative to maximise the impact of fundraising campaigns, giving their own time and effort to help out a good cause.

Carer of the Year

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This award recognises the dedication of those who care, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

Neighbour of the Year

This award recognises an individual/group that go that extra mile to be a good neighbour. The award is for someone who gives their time to someone who needs company, support and acts selflessly towards making a neighbours life more pleasant. This award will go to someone who helps their neighbours and enhances their community by making it friendlier, safer and a more comfortable place to live.

Student of the Year

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This award recognises an individual who has achieved success in their academic lives. The judges will look at individuals who strife to  achieve the best possible results, results that many thought previously unachievable, who display a desire and willingness to produce do their best or who may have overcome to barrier.

Sporting Excellence

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This award recognises an individual  who have shown outstanding dedication and achievement in a specific sporting field. Not only does it recognise sporting skill but also recognises drive, ambition and determination, possibly in the face of adversity. The award will be made to an individual who demonstrates exceptional sporting talent and determination. The judges will assess the background history of the person and the achievement he/she has made within sport and where applicable to personal challenges.

Volunteer of the Year

This award will go to an individual, group or organisation that undertakes an unpaid activity where time is given to help an organisation or an individual, who they are not related to.

Community Group

We are looking for a group of people, whether they are paid or volunteers, who have made a real difference in the community. The award will be made to a group whose time, effort, support and aspirations have improved an area in Hartlepool for the benefit of those who live, work and play there.

Community Champion

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An individual who may have been a good friend and who has supported you, your family or the community, someone who you think has made a significant contribution to your community. This person may be someone who has cared for you, a friend or family member, or who works and improves the lives of others throughout the community.

Child of Courage

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We are looking for a child who has shown exceptional courage in their life. They may have overcome great odds or made sacrifices above and beyond the call of duty. The nominee may have shown courage in dealing with an illness or battling through a traumatic experience. Judges would like to see strong evidence of this individual showing great character and fortitude in their life.

Sports Team of the Year

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This award recognises a team who have proved outstanding achievement in a sporting field. Not only does it recognise sporting skill but also recognises drive, ambition, and determination even through the face of adversity.

Emergency Services Award

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This award recognises individuals/groups at the heart of communities. Every day our emergency services go to work in the face of unknown dangers. Often they risk life and limb to keep us all safe, going way beyond the call of duty.

Lifetime Contribution

This award recognises the outstanding contribution or achievement of an individual over many years.