Pride of Stevenage Awards 2016
Help us celebrate our local heroes – those wonderful people who give their time, passion and skills to help make Stevenage a great place to live, work and play.
The Pride of Stevenage Awards give you the chance to reward local people who help make life better for other people in Stevenage.
Our awards celebrate community spirit and are a big thank you to those people who make a real difference in our town.
If you know a person, group, team, business or other organisation that make great things happen in Stevenage, tell us. It only takes a minute to make a nomination and it could make someone’s day.
The Pride of Stevenage judges will choose the winners and they will be invited to receive their awards at a prestigious reception hosted by the Mayor.
Everyone nominated is invited to a special Pride of Stevenage tea with the Mayor at Christmas.
Anyone can make a nomination. Simply complete the online nomination form, stating who you’re nominating and why, and before Friday 26 August 2016.
Pride of Stevenage Award categories:
Caring Award - for someone’s act or acts of kindness
It could be someone undertaking charity work or fundraising, someone who helps care for other people or animals, or who looks after facilities or buildings. Or it could go to someone whose actions make life easier or more pleasant for those around them.
Dedication Award – for long service in voluntary or community work in Stevenage
This award will go to someone who has spent many years carrying out voluntary work to benefit Stevenage communities, or to someone who has a long record of success with community groups and organisations in the town.
Enterprise Award (sponsored by Robert Noble Associates) - for making real contribution to commercial life in Stevenage
This is for a business, individual, organisation or project that supports and develops Stevenage businesses or one that improves employment prospects for local people. Or it could be a business venture that is highly valued by customers and the local community.
Green Award (sponsored by Specialist Cars) – for helping keep Stevenage clean, safe and green
This will go to an individual or an organisation such as a school or community group. It could go a group of litter pickers, a gardening enthusiast or enthusiasts, or a recycling champion - just anyone who promotes the green and clean message in Stevenage.
Sporting Award (sponsored by The Sport Leisure & Culture Consultancy) - to recognise a major contribution to sporting life in Stevenage
This could be a person or team who has achieved great things in an amateur sport - playing, coaching or supporting. Or it could recognise someone who has improved their own or other people’s health and wellbeing by taking part in or promoting physical activity.
Team Award (sponsored by Bouygues UK) - for a group of people who work together to improve their local area
This is for the team behind an event, activity or project that has enhanced people’s everyday lives in their local area. It might be something that reduces crime, improves the environment, provides support to community members, creates opportunities or simply promotes community spirit.
Young Star Award - for a young person or young people who make a difference in their local community
This is for a young Stevenage person (or group of people) under 18 who has made significant achievements at school or college or in their local community, or who makes a difference in their neighbourhood, or in the voluntary sector. Or it could go to a young person who has overcome challenges to reach their goal or achieve a personal ambition.
Remember to get your nominations in by 26 August 2016.