The Pride in Northamptonshire Awards 2012

The 2011 Unsung Hero Award winner David James and Sandy Gourlay of award sponsors Costa Coffee.

Welcome to the Pride in Northamptonshire Awards 2012 website, brought to you by The Chronicle & Echo, and the Northants Evening Telegraph.

This awards event is aimed at recognising and celebrating the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups working so hard to make Northamptonshire a special place.

They might be unsung heroes or people who have had a positive impact on the community. They might be young people making a difference with their energy and enthusiasm or people who have put in years of support and care. So place your nominations now.

The special guest at this years award.

The entry process is simple. Click on the menu links to the left, to find out all about the categories, what the judges will be looking for, and how to cover all the bases with your entry. Please give the judges as much information as possible to help them make up their minds.

The awards will be presented at a special ceremony taking place at the Wicksteed Park Pavilion, Kettering, on Friday 28th September 7pm-10pm. Tickets are £20 (Adults) and £12* (concessions) including reception drink and two course meal. Entertainment will be provided by singers Jessica D'arienzo and Lewis Mobbs.

For more information about sponsoring a category or if you would like to purchase tickets, please contact the Events and Exhibitions team on 01536 506123/506129

*Senior citizens/under 12s

Why Enter?

Award Winners from past Pride awards

This awards event is aimed at recognising and celebrating the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups working so hard to make Northamptonshire a special place.

They might be unsung heroes or people who have had a positive impact on the community. They might be young people making a difference with their energy and enthusiasm or people who have put in years of support and care.

We know the judges will have a difficult job choosing between the many outstanding nominations - but we still want to hear about them all!

We know there are thousands of people who work tirelessly across the county and carry out great work in the community, usually without reward and often without recognition.

This year will be the eigth year of the awards which will culminate with a glittering presentation ceremony on Friday 28th September 2012, featuring special celebrity host Nitin Ganatra, who is best known for playing the part of Masood in Eastenders.

But we need your help, and your nominations, to make that happen so please take the time to make a nomination now.

Categories and Criteria

Place your mouse over the Category titles below, for more details. Wicksteed Park will also be awarding one of this year's category winners with a Special Choice Award award.

Application Form

Application Form

If you would like to nominate an individual or an organisation for an award, please fill in our online application form. The closing date for nominations is Friday, 7th September

Click on the link below to open up the form. Give us contact details for yourself, as well as your nominee. Then select which category you wish to nominate them for, and the reasons why you think they should win.

Please give us as much information as you can to assist the judges in the decision making process.

Click here for the application form

The closing date for nominations is Friday, 7th September.

Entry Guidelines

  1. Please give the judges as much information as possible to help them make up their minds. You can include a maximum of two photos or other documentation to support your nomination. Please post these clearly marked to: Pride 2012 Events Team, Northamptonshire Newspapers, Ise Park, Rothwell Road, Kettering NN16 8GA.

  2. Pride in Northamptonshire awards welcome nominations about individuals who either live or do their main work within the boundaries of Northamptonshire, and organisations and projects which are primarily based within Northamptonshire. Organisations may not enter categories with which they are involved through sponsorship.

  3. Applications should be submitted online in the first instance, but supporting information can be supplied as hard copy by mutual agreement if that proves to be the most appropriate means of delivery. No responsibility can be taken by the organisers for any items lost, delayed or damaged in transit.

  4. A panel of judges appointed by the organisers will carefully consider all entries and select the winners in each of the categories. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into. The closing date for nominations is Friday, 7th September. Nominations which have been shortlisted by the judges will be invited to the awards presentation event. This will be held at Wicksteed Park in Kettering on Friday, 28th September 2012, when the winners will be announced.

  5. Information contained in the award entries may be used as part of the promotional campaign for the awards. Details of the award winners will be published in print and online. Winners will be welcome to use the Pride logo and newspaper reports, by arrangement, in their own marketing and publicity operations.

Sponsors

Thanks to all our sponsors who help make the Pride Awards a great event.

Click on the logos below to visit sponsor websites.

Northants ET Costa Wicksteed Park Tact Fostering Waitrose Rushden Northants Chron Regent Iron Holiday Inn Telford Lodge-Brewers Fayre Spire Homes Stanair Shire Security Western Power Distribution

Winners of Pride 2011

Adam Woodyatt with award winner Emma Muir

The winners were announced at a ceremony at the Wicksteed Park Pavilion. Eastenders actor Adam Woodyatt presented each winner with their award.

FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR: Stuart Branch

UNSUNG HERO AWARD: David James

OUTSTANDING EXAMPLES OF BRAVERY: Jessica Bailey

TRANSFORMING THE ENVIRONMENT AWARD: National Society for Allotment and Leisure Gardeners

HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION AWARD: Kristin Hallenga

OUR YOUNG ACHIEVERS AWARD: Emma Muir

EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SERVICE: Chelsea’s Angels

FRIENDLY NEIGHBOUR OF THE YEAR: Audrey Taylor

CARING IN THE COMMUNITY: Pauline Maskell

HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE FULFIL POTENTIAL: Henry Summerfield

RAISING THE PROFILE OF THE COUNTY: Film Northants