Nominations open for Pride of Stevenage Awards 2019

25 Jun 2019

Stevenage will once again applaud the good work of members of its community at the Pride of Stevenage Awards 2019 being held at the IBIS Hotel on Saturday 28 September.

If you have a friend, neighbour, colleague or group that you feel is worthy of recognition, nominations are now open for all seven categories:

  • Caring Award
    Celebrates individual acts of kindness, volunteer, charity and community work.
  • Dedication Award
    For longstanding dedication to volunteer work in Stevenage.
  • Enterprise Award
    Rewards an individual or organisation that makes a real contribution to business life in Stevenage.
  • Green Award
    For helping to help keep Stevenage clean and green.
  • Sporting Award
    Recognises an outstanding contribution to sport and healthy activities in the town
  • Team Award
    Salutes those who work together to improve the local area, enhance people’s lives or provide support and opportunities to community members.
  • Young Star Award
    For a group or individual that has made significant achievements at school, college or in their local community.

In addition, the Judges’ Special Award will be given to an individual or group that has made an outstanding contribution to the town and its residents.

To nominate, simply go online at www.stevenage.gov.uk/pride-awards choose the category you wish to nominate in and fill in the requested details. The deadline for nominations is 5pm 12 August 2019.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges chaired by Leader of the Council Sharon Taylor OBE, and also including awards partners and the Youth Mayor.

Finalists will be informed after the judging.  All those who receive a nomination are invited to a Mayoral afternoon tea at the Council’s Civic Suite later in the year.

“Although we have been running these awards for more than a decade, every year I am humbled and astounded by the way in which our community produces such remarkable acts of kindness and self-sacrifice,” said Chair of Judges, Councillor Sharon Taylor OBE.” Underpinned by what some might regard as an old-fashioned sense of decency and generosity, from both young and old, it shows that people are still, despite all our current turmoil and perceived differences, fundamentally good, honest and caring and that’s something our town should be extremely proud of.

“The Pride of Stevenage Awards is a chance for us to come together, celebrate, and say thank you to some great people and recognise the amazing work they do for us.”

Host for the evening will be SG1 Sports Scene radio presenter and Stevenage FC match day announcer Jay Drackford. @drackers  www.jaydrackford.co.uk

Local businesses and organisations can become a Pride Awards partner and maximise the exposure provided by one of the town’s most high profile events. Bespoke packages are available. Email prideawards@stevenage.gov.uk for more information.