Award Categories


Covid Hero

We are looking for an individual or group who has gone above and beyond in the fight against covid. There’s a little hero in us all.

Greener South Tyneside

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This award recognises a person or group of people who actively work/live/promote green issues and green living to the benefit of the community. It could include individuals or a group of people, from within an organisation or work place, who have made a conscious decision to live or work “greener”,  who have improved the living or working environment by promoting green practice, or a school/college/group or initiative that has had a positive impact on the Community through a green project. The projects could include things like recycling initiatives increasing environmental awareness, reducing water wastage or carbon footprint. 

Child of Achievement

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This award recognises a young person who has achieved success in some area of their lives.  For example the judges will be looking for individuals who have achieved results that many thought previously unachievable, a successful feat or a barrier overcome. It can be from achieving excellent grades, overcoming learning difficulties etc.  It’s the journey we are looking for!

Fundraiser of the Year

This award recognises individuals/groups who by their hard work and dedication have made a difference to a charity or cause. The judges are looking for individuals or groups who have demonstrated continued commitment to a charity or individual through fundraising support and successfully managed or coordinated fundraising events whilst using initiative to maximise the impact of fundraising campaigns, giving their own time and effort to help out a good cause.

Entrepreneur of the Year

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This award recognises an individual that has demonstrated successful entrepreneurial qualities. They will be a leader, an innovator, have strong management skills, and strong team building abilities.

Local Hero Award

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 If you know someone who has organised activities/events, an individual or a group, and has affected someone’s life in a positive way, they could be the winner of the local hero award

Sporting Excellence/Young Sports Person

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This award recognises individuals who have proved outstanding achievement in a specific sporting field. Not only does it recognise sporting skill but also recognises drive, ambition, and determination even through the face of adversity. The judges will assess the background history of the person, and the achievement he/she has made within sport and where applicable to personal challenges. 

Sports Team of the Year

This award recognises a team who has proved outstanding achievement in a sporting field. Not only does it recognise sporting skill but also recognises drive, ambition, and determination even through the face of adversity.

Community Champion

An individual who may have been a good friend and who has supported you, your family or the community, someone who you think has made a significant contribution to your community. This person may be someone who has cared for you, a friend or family member, or who works and improves the lives of others throughout the community.

Student of the Year

This award recognises an individual who has achieved success in their academic lives. The judges will look at individuals who strife to not only to achieve the best possible results, results that many thought previously unachievable but who also display a desire and willingness to contribute in other areas, or who may have overcome to barrier.

Community Group

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We are looking for a group of people, whether they are paid or volunteers, who have made a real difference in the community. The award will be made to a group whose time, effort, support and aspirations have improved an area for the benefit of those who live, work and play there.

Small Business of the Year

UNDER 10 EMPLOYEES The Judges will make their decision based on dedication, commitment, proven success and imagination. Financial results will be considered (when given) but will be a secondary factor to those mentioned.

Large Business of the Year

OVER 50 EMPLOYEES We would like to know what makes your business successful, what makes it stand out from the crowd and what it offers that its competitors do not.

Child of Courage

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We are looking for 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. The nominee may have shown courage in dealing with an illness or battling through a traumatic experience. Judges would like to see strong evidence of this individual showing great character and fortitude in their life.

Young Performer of the Year

We are looking for an individual or group who has shown exceptional talent and showmanship

Lifetime Contribution

This award recognises the outstanding contribution or achievement of an individual over many years.