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The Pride of Stevenage Awards returns this October at The Gordon Craig Theatre, to honour those in our community going above and beyond. The Awards, which celebrates the achievements of people in Stevenage, are now open for nominations and the search is on for this year’s inspiring winners.

If you have a friend, neighbour, colleague or group that you feel is worthy of recognition, you can nominate them for a Pride of Stevenage Award in one of the following eight 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.
  • Wellness Award
    For an outstanding individual, organisation, or initiative that has demonstrated exceptional dedication in promoting health and wellbeing within the vibrant community of Stevenage.

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 our Pride Awards page choose the category you wish to nominate in and fill in the requested details. The deadline for nominations is Friday 15 September.

Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges chaired by Leader of the Council, Cllr Richard Henry, 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.

Chair of Judges and Leader of the Council, Cllr Richard Henry said, “It is always such an honour to read about the Pride of Stevenage nominees. They demonstrate the best of our town.

“I am pleased the Pride of Stevenage Awards exists because it is important to recognise and reward those who have made a positive impact within our community. If you know an individual or group that really stands out in your neighbourhood, show your appreciation for all they do by nominating them for a Pride of Stevenage Award.”

The host for the evening will be SG1 Sports Scene radio presenter and Stevenage FC match day announcer Jay Drackford, @drackers.

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 for more information.