It’s the last month to get your nominations in for the Spirit of Corby Awards 2017 and help us celebrate all of those in our great community that go above and beyond, contribute to life in the Borough or may have achieved something worth celebrating. No matter how big or small the reason, we want to know who you think has the real Spirit of Corby.
Corby Borough Council in partnership with sponsors, Northamptonshire Police, Quantum Print, Savoy Cinema, Spirit Hyundai and The Core at Corby Cube, is proudly hosting this year’s awards. But before we start celebrating we want to hear from the public and get as many nominations in as possible before the closing date of Friday 25th August.
The Spirit of Corby Awards are the Borough’s annual celebration of everything that is good about Corby, its community and the amazing spirit of the people that make it so special. Each year the awards highlight the great contribution our residents make to our town, the special talents they have, but above all else the awards are our way to thank those unsung heroes in our community that go above and beyond.
If you think someone has made a difference in your community or done something they should be proud of then get your nominations in before it’s too late!
The Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:
‘The deadline for nominations is nearly upon us so I would urge residents to have one last think about who they feel deserves to be nominated. It could be a family member, neighbour, someone from a club or society or even a local business person; if they bring something special to Corby or just show that real Corby spirit that we should all be proud of then please let us know’.
You can submit your nominations by filling out a form on www.corby.gov.uk/spiritofcorby, or by picking up a form from the Help Desk on the ground floor of the Corby Cube.
Please note that last year’s winners are not eligible to be nominated for the same award again and the deadline to submit your nominations is 5pm on Friday 22nd August.
And the categories are:
The Young Spirit of Corby Award – sponsored by Savoy Cinemas
(2016 winner: Nikki Hammond)
Nominate a young Corby resident (under 25) who has made a contribution to their local community, is an example to their friends, may have excelled in music, education, sport or has perhaps overcome adversity to show the real Spirit of Corby.
Club Spirit Award - Sponsored by Quantum Print
(2016 winner: Gareth Price)
Nominate an individual who has contributed towards a local club or society, such as sporting, social or voluntary groups, or nominate for the whole club or group for what they bring to the community
Community Spirit Award – Sponsored by Northamptonshire Police
(2016 winner: Dany Reid)
An individual or group who has worked towards making their area a safer or stronger community, whether it’s through contributing to reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, or simply being an active member of the community who gives time to make a difference in the area.
Creative Spirit Award
(2016 winner: Elementz)
Nominate an individual or group who has shown talent or given up time to help develop others in the arts in Corby – music, theatre, art, dance, literature etc. Or who has shown general creativity through arts & crafts such as knitting, painting and handy crafts.
Educational Spirit Award – Sponsored by Spirit Hyundai
(2016 winner: Maplefields Circle of Friends)
For an individual or group who has enriched their lives through a commitment to learning, maybe an adult who has returned to education and achieved excellence in their chosen field, or someone young or older who inspires others with their enthusiasm and love for learning.
Environmental Spirit Award
(2016 winner: The Happenin’ Project)
For an individual or group who has worked to protect or improve the natural or built environment, or promoted environmentally responsible attitudes and behaviour e.g recycling, energy saving.
Once all nominations are in, an independent panel will select a shortlist for each award. The shortlist will then be announced and we’ll be asking you to vote for your winners. You will be able to nominate someone for a Spirit of Corby Award via forms on our website www.corby.gov.uk, or forms available at the Help Desk on the ground floor of the Corby Cube.
The overall Spirit of Corby Award supported by The Core at Corby Cube (2016 winner: Dany Reid) will be chosen by an independent panel from the winners of the other categories.
The winners will be announced at the Awards night which will take place on Wednesday 20th September at The Core at Corby Cube.
For more information regarding the Spirit of Corby Awards please contact Corby Borough Council’s Communications Office, Kimberley Buzzard on 01536 464022 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, visit www.corby.gov.uk to place your nomination, or fill out hard copy of the form.