When we launched our #LoveWhereYouLive campaign at the beginning of the year, we knew that we wanted to do everything we could to shout about the area which we are proud to call home.
Having been very vocal about everything on our doorstep, from local shops and restaurants to landmarks and attractions, we soon came to realise that one of the best things about Newark & Sherwood, were the people that live there... and thus the Radio Newark Community Awards was born!
Celebrating the best of local, the Radio Newark Community Awards aims to seek out and shine a light upon those often unsung heroes, who bring so much to their local communities.
This monumental task would not be possible without the help from our headline sponsors, Newark & Sherwood District Council, Bakkavor Desserts, Newark Town Council and East Midlands Digital Media.
After much deliberation, we managed to narrow it down to 12 award categories, which we are pleased to say have been supported by a range of local independent businesses.
The rest, is history in the making...
The Citizen of the Year Award (under 12) is all about acknowledging the fantastic efforts and achievements made by children living within Newark & Sherwood.
The Citizen of the Year Award (12-17) is all about acknowledging the fantastic efforts and achievements made by young people living within Newark & Sherwood.
Citizens are a true inspiration and an asset to the local community with their optimism and willingness to help those that are maybe less fortunate... Does anyone spring to mind?
We’re looking for that special person who has selflessly helped others, whether in the workplace, an organisation, or in their community over a number of years. They might not seek recognition for themselves, so help us to bring their achievements to a wider audience.
Do you know someone who makes a significant contribution to their community through their time, actions, talents and dedication?
Sometimes teamwork makes all the difference. Do you know a Community Group which makes a significant contribution to their community?
What does it mean to be courageous and brave? The Courage and Bravery Award is out there for those people who do something exceptional and exemplary when it comes to showing great strength.
The Business Commitment to the Community Award is set to recognise any business that’s made a significant impact in the community or which has exceeded expectations.
Caretaker, lolly pop person, after school supervisor, teacher or trainer... there's many people who educate others and not all of them do it at the front of a classroom.
The Music & Arts Award is to honour a young musician, dancer, singer, artist or group that has a talent for entertaining and is excelling in their chosen field.
Emergency services play a vital role in the Newark and Sherwood community and this recognises those local heroes who go above and beyond the call of duty.
The Sports Team/Individual of the Year Award aims to honour the achievements of a club, team, coach, official or individual involved in sport, either actively participating or behind the scenes.
Have any questions about the Radio Newark Community Awards? Feel free to drop an email to email@example.com or seeing as we're in the business of talking, give us a bell on 01636 550 533.