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.
Volunteer of the Year
The judges will be looking for a person who freely gives there time to help others for no financial gain.
This award recognises individuals who have proved outstanding achievement in a specific sporting field. Not only does it recognise sporting skill but also recognises drive, ambition, and determination even through 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.
And/or family, or 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
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 Wearside for the benefit of those who live, work and play there.
Student of the Year
This award recognises individuals who have achieved success in the education system. The judges are looking for individuals who have achieved results that many thought previously unachievable. It can be from achieving excellent grades at school, sixth form or University, overcoming learning difficulties through the education process, through to doing a further education course later in life just because they wanted to! It’s the journey we are looking for!
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 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 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
We are looking for a child who has demonstrated exceptional achievement in their life. They may have overcome great odds or made sacrifices above and beyond the call of duty. The nominee may have excelled academically, achieved great sporting success, raised money for a good cause, or been a great support to someone.
Young Voice of Wearside
We are looking for an individual or group who have exceptional vocal talent. Under 18s only.
Child of Courage
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.