Congratulations to all the 2019 winners

We’re already planning the 2020 event as we speak. Check back here for the latest updates.

Nomination Categories

Nominations are open until 22 August 2019 so don’t delay, if you know and organisation, business or individual who has helped to enrich the fabric of our community, please nominate them today! It costs nothing, just a little of your time could see your community hero receive the recognition they so richly deserve.

The Arts Award of the Year

Illuminating the arts, this category is for that person(s) who has truly maximised their talents in the performing arts, music, written word, visual and design medium in all its forms, for instance, a painter, writer, dancer, actor, graphic artist or a designer in either media or interiors. They could be working in the arts full time or an enthusiast who has made their mark on the town.

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Corporate Social Responsibility Award

This award recognises the active involvement of a commercial company and its team directly with charitable, voluntary or community projects in its locality, or through its partnership with a local charitable, voluntary or community organisation that has had a quantifiably positive effect on the local community over the last years.

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Community Event of the Year Award

From, fairs, arts festivals, open air shows and everything in-between! That have engaged not only the local community but brought new visitors to Eastbourne and District.

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Charity of the Year

Awarded to the charity that the judges believe has consistently delivered outstanding service to its beneficiaries; promoted and raised its cause; been clear in its goals and strategy and demonstrated excellence all round.

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Fundraising Team of the Year

Awarded to a locally based fundraising team based on its innovation and results that achieve or exceed the aims of a campaign, or campaigns, during the previous 12 months.

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Organising Committee of the Year

Awarded to the organisers of an annual event, one-off project or campaign which has been particularly successful in engaging with the local community and whose participants have demonstrated great teamwork.

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Educational Institution of the Year

The Education category is for any teaching establishments or education-focused organisations.

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Teacher of the Year

This award is for a teacher who goes that extra mile to support their pupils.

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Youth Award

Awarded to a young person who encapsulates commitment, contribution and giving, either to or for the community, individuals, family or others. A young unsung hero. Through caring, by volunteering, by achieving, in showing spirit or heroic deed, perhaps above and beyond expectation and in ways that would not normally attract the limelight.

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The Outstanding Sports Award

If you are actively involved in promoting sporting activities within the community, workplace, school, college we would like to hear from you, your entry can be anything from a school sports day to arranged sports projects within the community or workplace.

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Outstanding Sporting Achievement of the Year

This award is for a team or individuals who has achieved remarkable success in their chosen sporting filed/s.

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Outstanding Individual Achievement

Awarded to a person who has demonstrated innovation, teamwork, passion and integrity throughout their involvement, and who has produced an identifiably profound effect on a charity or voluntary organisation through their work and/or leadership.

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Good Neighbour Award

This award is for a person who is always there with help and advice for their neighbours. Someone how has gone the extra mile, who has helped improve someone’s quality of life or has given assistance to other projects or causes in the community.

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Nurse/Care Worker of the Year

This award is open to any nurse or care worker who has shown they go beyond the call of duty. Local Community Champion/Campaigner of the Year A local resident who goes out of his/her way to affect change that will benefit the community. Or someone who champions campaigns for change.

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The Great and Green Award of the Year

This award is to open to local companies, individuals, schools, clubs or businesses who are doing their bit for the environment.

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Cafe/Coffee Shop/Deli of the Year

We want to hear all about the finest cafes, coffee shops and delis. Whether it’s great for coffee, cake or simply for hanging out, what makes your/their location special?

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Independent Community Retailer of the Year

The Independent Community Retailer of the Year award recognises and rewards independent retailers who are actively involved in their communities, looking at how a business works within the community for mutual benefit.

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Lifetime Achievement

This award is for someone who has spent their adult life helping others in their community.

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Special Recognition Award

Presented by the MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon.

Nominations are not accepted for this category

Stephen Lloyd MP

Thanking Our Sponsors

We would like to thank this year’s headline sponsors, East Sussex College, along with all the category sponsors whose support has made the event possible and has ensured that every shortlisted nominee will receive one free ticket. Nominees will be able to purchase extra tickets for family, friends and colleagues.

The support of the 2019 sponsors has enabled the nominees to purchase extra tickets for this wonderful night out at an extremely reasonable rate of £35 (VAT inc) and £315 (VAT inc) for a table of ten.