Best of Darlington Awards 2019

Individuals and businesses in Darlington will be recognised for their hard work and achievements, as part of the Best of Darlington Awards.

Individuals and businesses in Darlington will be recognised for their hard work and achievements, as part of the Best of Darlington Awards.

The awards are split into multiple categories, which include Exceptional Volunteer, Bringing Success to Darlington and Contribution to Sport.

The Best of Darlington judges will shortlist three nominees per category, who will be invited to the Award Ceremony where the winner will be announced. Their nominator will also be invited to the ceremony.

All nominations will be considered for the prestigious titles of Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year.

Nominations for the awards close on Friday, March 15th, 2019, with the ceremony taking place at the Dolphin Centre on Friday, June 14th, 2019.

To find out more about the Best of Darlington awards or to nominate someone, visit their website.

Best of Darlington Awards Categories

Public Service Hero

Award Sponsor: Blue Light Services

The judges are looking for an individual or individuals who have gone far above and beyond their duty, either as a one-off exceptional incident or consistently in their line of work. Anyone working in a public service role can be nominated for this award.

Exceptional Volunteer

Award Sponsor: Tees Valley Rural Action

The judges award this to an individual or group who has shown outstanding commitment in their voluntary field without expectation of reward or recognition. This might be the length of time someone has volunteered, the breadth of responsibility that they have taken or the sacrifice they made in order to volunteer.

Exceptional Young Volunteer

Award Sponsor: TBC

The judges will award this to a young person (under the age of 18) or group of young people who have shown outstanding commitment in their voluntary field without expectation of reward or recognition. This might be the length of time someone has volunteered, the breadth of responsibility that they have taken or the sacrifice they made in order to volunteer.

Contribution to the Arts

Award Sponsor: TBC

This award will be given to an individual or group who has made a major contribution to the arts in Darlington either by the excellence of their own performance, commitment to organising activities or by being role models to others in their attitude to the arts.

Contribution to the Environment

Award Sponsor: Groundwork NE & Cumbria

The judges are looking for an individual, community group or a business that is having a positive impact on the environment through projects or particular initiatives – e.g. improving wildlife habitats, reducing carbon footprint or improving open spaces.

Contribution to the Community

Award Sponsor: Darlington Borough Council

The judges are looking for an individual or group who are involved in activities aimed at improving where they live.