Award Categories

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Spirit of Youth Award

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A young person who has shown exceptional qualities/achievement. May be under difficult and challenging circumstances.

Care of the Environment Award

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Person or group committed to environmental work.

Best Garden of the Year

A private or public place which really enhances an area.

Best Art/Community Project of the Year

A venture that has made a real difference to local life.

Readers’ Choice Award

Voted for by readers of The News

Best Business of the Year

A company which has done something special to help the community.

Best Volunteer of the Year

Someone with a record of selfless work.

Best School of the Year

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One which excelled in performance or made a special contribution to society.

Personal Achievement Award

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Somebody who has risen to a challenge and achieved success.

Best Street of the Year

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Neighbours who’ve band together and show community spirit. Either for a special project or all year round.

Service With a Smile Award

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A business or employee who brightens up customers’ lives and goes that extra mile.