Nominate those unsung heroes for the 2018 Spirit of Corby Awards!

Release Date: 
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 15:00

There’s still over a month left to get those all important nominations in for the Spirit of Corby Awards.


The nomination process for the borough’s annual celebration of every that is good about Corby will remain open until Thursday 23rd August and we are urging residents to place a nomination for someone special, whether they have done something big or small, the reason counts and we want the chance to congratulate them!


Each year these 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 who go above and beyond.


If you think someone has made a difference in your community or done something they should be proud of then let’s celebrate it by getting your nominations in!


You can submit your nominations by filling out a form on, 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 Thursday 23rd August.


And the categories are:


The Young Spirit of Corby Award – sponsored by Savoy Cinemas

(2017 winner: Harry Glass, Liam Meney, Adam O’Neill and Ryan McAuley)

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

(2017 winner: Nicola Pell)

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

(2017 winner: Father Gerard Byrne)

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

(2017 winner: James Hanson)

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 Hyundai

(2017 winner: Katie Read)

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 – Tata Steel

(2017 winner: Cyril Sellars)

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.


The overall Spirit of Corby Award supported by The Core at Corby Cube (2017 winner: Cyril Sellars) 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 Friday 21st September at The Core at Corby Cube.


For more information regarding the Spirit of Corby Awards please contact Corby Borough Council’s Communications Office, on 01536 464020 or e-mail Otherwise, visit to place your nomination, or fill out hard copy of the form.

More Information: 

For press enquries please contact: Megan Gourlay, Corby Borough Council
Telephone: 01536 464022 Mobile: 07568 590 324

Follow us on Twitter @CorbyBC

Last updated: Wednesday 11th July 2018 02:58:58 PM
Review date: Tuesday 30th June 2020 02:58:23 PM