Corby Borough Council is calling all residents to help us celebrate Corby’s unsung heroes in this year’s Spirit of Corby Awards. The nomination period is still OPEN and we want to hear all about those people who go above and beyond for the good of the borough.
From now until Wednesday 21st August, members of the public can nominate as many people as they like in these annual awards which are a 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 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! Nominations can be submitted online at www.corby.gov.uk/spiritofcorby, or you can pick up a form from the Help Desk at the Corby Cube, Corby East Midlands International Pool or Lodge Park Sports Centre.
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 12noon on Wednesday 21st August.
And the categories are:
The Young Spirit of Corby Award – sponsored by Savoy Cinemas
(2018 winner: Leo Noakes)
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
(2018 winner: The Disability Swim Club)
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
(2018 winner: Liam Ferguson)
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 – Sponsored by Gravity
(2018 winner: Debbie Keith)
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
(2018 winner: Sarah Fleming)
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 – Sponsored by Tata Steel
(2018 winner: Ron Jeans)
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 (2018 winner: Liam Ferguson) 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 27th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, visit www.corby.gov.uk to place your nomination, or fill out hard copy of the form.