Who should be a winner at our town's big awards?

Get your entries in now for the 2018 Extraordinary People Awards.

Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 11:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 11:48 am
The winners at last year's awards
The winners at last year's awards

Organised by the Promenades Shopping Centre, there are 10 categories recognising Bridlington’s community heroes.

The award nominations are made by members of the public, with a judging panel deciding the winners, who will be announced at a ceremony in November.

The shopping centre is inviting the Bridlington community and businesses to identify the efforts of the town’s people and the great work that they do.

Categories include the Spirit of Youth, The Community Local Hero, Sporting Achievement of the Year and Shaping the Future Award.

Carl Brown, Promenades Shopping Centre manager, said: “We are going into the third year of The Promenades Extraordinary People Awards and it’s been wonderful to see so many fantastic achievements from people in the community that have been recognised over the last few years.

“I would appeal to anyone who knows either an individual or organisation who work extremely hard to make a difference to those in our community to step forward and nominate so that they can be recognised for their work.”

The Promenades Extraordinary People Awards Categories are:

1 - Spirit of Youth Award

For young people aged 18 and under, to be awarded for showing the best positive example to peers, their school or town general.

This could be through helping others, overcoming an adversity or facing up with courage to life’s hardships and challenges.

2 - Charity Fundraiser of the Year

This group or organisation need not necessarily have raised the most cash but will be judged on innovative fundraising methods and the personal effort involved.

3 - Coastal Hero Award

Could be an individual or team of people, who go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the sustainability of our coast, its industry and keeping people safe in our waters.

4 - The Community Local Hero Award

This award is for someone who strives to make their community a better place – putting everyone before themselves.

A true shining beacon in the area who could be an individual person who works or volunteers and goes that extra mile to help a group or someone in the local community.

5 - Shaping the Future Awards

For an education provider (nursery, school, college) or a community group (youth clubs, sea cadets, scouts) which has had a positive impact on its pupils / members and the wider community.

6 - Business, Tourism and Arts Award

This award is a true celebration of the wonderful cross section of businesses, tourism and arts we have in Bridlington and recognises those organisations that deliver exceptional service as par for the course.

7 - Sporting Achievement of the Year

This award celebrates a local individual or team who have had a great sporting achievement in a local or national capacity.

8 - Carer of the Year

This award will go to an exceptional person, whether they are a member of staff, a relative, resident or a volunteer who has gone above and beyond and made a real difference to someone they care for.

It could be a charitable achievement or making life better for residents and relatives.

9 - Teacher of the Year

This award is to celebrate a local teacher, whether in primary or secondary education, who goes above and beyond to provide outstanding education to their pupils.

10 - Green Business/Organisation of the Year

This award is open to companies or organisations in the local area that can demonstrate a successful commitment to managing their social and environmental organisation or have strived to make changes within their business/organisation to help benefit the environment.

Find out more at the Promenades website.