THE DERBYSHIRE Times will once again be honouring the unsung heroes in our community with the launch of our annual Pride Awards.
The awards recognise the dedication, courage and community spirit shown by people of all ages across north Derbyshire.
We’re asking you to nominate worthy winners across nine different categories listed below.
Our expert panel of judges will then pick our awardwinners, who will be honoured at a special ceremony being held at Chesterfield FC’s B2Net Stadium on April 26.
To enter, simply send us the name and contact details of the person YOU think deserves an award, as well as why they would make a worthy winner.
Send you entries to: Pride Awards, Promotions Department, Derbyshire Times, Station Road, Chesterfield, S41 7XD. Alternatively you can email your entries to email@example.com.
The closing date for entries is midnight on April 10.
Community carer: Recognising individuals/groups working at the heart of communities to deliver improvements and change with lasting benefits.
Sporting Achievement: This award recognises individuals who have proved outstanding achievement in a specific sporting field, showing exceptional talent and determination.
Rescuers / Lifesavers: The search is under way for inspiring stories about men, women or crews who have saved the life of another in remarkable or difficult circumstances. This could be members of the emergency services or members of the public.
Child of Courage: Open to children aged 16 years and under, this award will go to 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.
Community Group: This award will go to a group of people (two or more) that have made their community a better place to live. They may have introduced regular pro-active meetings, set up a local newsletter or been part of a neighbourhood watch. Entries should include all details, activities, and show any results of what their group has achieved.
Inspiring Personality (Individual) of the Year: This award recognises people who not only make a difference in the community, but inspire and instil confidence in others to take part in community life and contribute to a better future for everyone.
Fundraiser of the Year: This award recognises individuals/groups that by their hard work and dedication have made a difference to a charity or cause.
Neighbour of the Year: A neighbour who may have been a good friend and who has supported you and/or family, or who you think has made a significant contribution to your neighbourhood. This person may be someone who has cared for you, a friend or family member.
Teacher / Lecturer of the Year: Our award will be given to the teacher who has gone beyond the call of duty to help a student or class realise their potential.
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 to overcoming learning difficulties through the education process.