The judges will award this to an individual or group who has shown outstanding commitment in their voluntary field without expectation of reward or recognition. This might be the length of time someone has volunteered, the breadth of responsibility that they have taken or the sacrifice they made in order to volunteer.
2017 Winner: Milly Stoney
The judges will award this to a young person (under the age of 18) or group of young people who have shown outstanding commitment in their voluntary field without expectation of reward or recognition. This might be the length of time someone has volunteered, the breadth of responsibility that they have taken or the sacrifice they made in order to volunteer.
2017 Winner: Next Steps
The judges are looking to recognise those business minded individuals or groups who demonstrate a true passion for building something great from nothing and are willing to push themselves to the limits to achieve big goals. This could be creativity/innovation demonstrated in a new business a new product or service or innovation in an existing business.
2017 Winner: Michael Wood
This category recognises teams in Darlington who have provided care in a way that has made a real difference to your life or someone you care for and the people of Darlington. It might well be a team whose work doesn’t normally have a high profile but who should be recognised for the great care they provide.
2017 Winner: Melanie Stand
The judges are looking for an individual (of any age) who has engaged in vocational learning such as a course or apprenticeship that has specialised in a particular trade or discipline and whose achievement has been outstanding.
2017 Winner: Nathaniel Guthrie
The award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement that deserves wider recognition.
2017 Winner: James Crossley
The judges will award this to a student who doesn't fall into either previous category but who deserves recognition for the extraordinary effort they have made or for remaining committed to their learning in the face of adversity.
2017 Winner: Alycia Leach
This award will be given to an individual or group who has made a major contribution to the arts in Darlington either by the excellence of their own performance, commitment to organising activities or by being role models to others in their attitude to the arts.
2017 Winner: Caroline Pearce
The judges will award this to a business whose extraordinary achievement has been recognised on the regional, national or international stage, adding to Darlington's reputation. This might be in an innovation or reputation in business, public service, academia or the arts that has put Darlington on the map.
2017 Winner: Simon Hawkins
This award recognises business with a passion and commitment to giving something back. Whether it's helping a voluntary or community organisation, fundraising for a good cause or donating time and resources to local communities.
2017 Winner: Darlington Building Society
This award will be presented to an individual or group that the Judges see have excelled in their chosen sport.
2017 Winner: Chloe Ryan
The judges are looking for groups or individuals who have made a major contribution to sport in Darlington through commitment to organising activities, volunteering or by being role models to others in their attitude to sport.
2017 Winner: Joseph Kearney
The judges are looking for an individual, community group or a business that is having a positive impact on the environment through projects or particular initiatives - e.g. improving wildlife habitats, reducing carbon footprint or improving open spaces.
2017 Winner: Habitat Team
The judges are looking for an individual or individuals who have gone far above and beyond their duty, either as a one off exceptional incident or consistently in their line of work. Anyone working in a public service role can be nominated for this award.
2017 Winner: Dougie Arnold
The judges are looking for an individual or group who are involved in activities aimed at improving where they live.
2017 Winner: Darlington Assistance for Refugees