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Nominations 2020

Best of Darlington 2020

NOMINATIONS CLOSE ON FRIDAY 17TH APRIL 2020 AT 12 NOON 

The 15th Best of Darlington Awards will take place on Friday 12th June at the Dolphin Centre. As Darlington celebrates athletes, students, caring and successful businesses, local community groups, and the determination and commitment of the towns volunteers. 

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their achievements, enthusiasm or commitment. All 15 award categories are detailed below. 

For any queries, please contact bestofdarlington@darlington.gov.uk

Find the nomination form here 

 

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Sponsored by Latimer Links Solicitors 

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 product or service or innovation in an existing business.

 

Bringing Success to Darlington

Sponsored by Darlington Building Society

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.

 

 

Business Contribution to the Community

Sponsored by Cleveland Bridge 

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.

 

Contribution to the Arts

Sponsored by Creative Darlington 

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.

 

 

 

 

Public Service Hero

Sponsored by the Blue Light Services

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.

 

 

 

 

Vocational Excellence

Sponsored by Darlington College

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.

 

 

Academic Excellence

Sponsored by Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College

The award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement that deserves wider recognition.

 

 

 

Exceptional Student

Sponsored by Teesside University

The judges will award this to a student who doesn’t fall into either previous categories but who deserves recognition for the extraordinary effort they have made or for remaining committed to their learning in the face of adversity.

 

 

 

 

Performance in Sport

Sponsored by Move More Darlington

This award will be presented to an individual or group that the judges see have excelled in their chosen sport.

 

 

 

Contribution to Sport

Sponsored by Darlington Football Club 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exceptional Care

Sponsored by Darlington Clinical Commissioning Group

This category recognises teams in Darlington which 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.

 

 

Contribution to the Environment

Sponsored by Banks Group 

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.

 

 

Exceptional Volunteer

Sponsored by Cummins 

The judges 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exceptional Young Volunteer

Sponsored by Durham Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contribution to the Community

Sponsored by EE 

The judges are looking for an individual or group who are involved in activities aimed at improving where they live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Darlington Cares is an organization which brings together local employers and aligns their energies in supporting the community and is making a truly astonishing contribution to life in Darlington. Last year alone combined, the companies delivered 15,500 hours of volunteering and has pledged more than that this year. Darlington Cares currently has 29 member organisations and has big plans for the future.

  NOMINATE NOW 

          Follow the link below to complete an online nomination form 

Best of Darlington 2020 Nomination Form 

 

PRINCIPAL SPONSORS 

                                           Many Thanks to Darlington Borough Council, Teesside University & County Durham Community Foundation for supporting the Best of Darlington Awards