The Vibe Awards 2016


This annual young people’s celebration event held by Darlington Borough Council, principal sponsor Darlington Building Society, is entering its 20th year. At last year’s ceremony over 320 young people received a Vibe Award and over 100 young people performed to various soundtracks from the movies.

The aim of the Vibe Awards is to recognise all those young people who have made a significant achievement, progression or impact in their life.

Young people from Darlington can be nominated for any of the categories below and it can be about recognising the distance they have travelled as much as the outcome of their efforts:

  • Contribution to the Community – 10 to 19 years
  • Contribution to the Arts – 10 to 19 years
  • Achievement Against the Odds in Life – 10 to 19 years
  • Achievement Against the Odds in Learning – 10 to 19 years

For more information on the categories please see the Vibe Award poster [pdf document].

Nominations will be shortlisted and special awards given to the most inspiring nominations.

Vibe Awards (1)

Chris Blewitt (Darlington Building Society branch manager), Maria Postma, Steph Thompson (Darlington Building Society Customer Services Consultants), Jessica Halliday (Darlington Youth MP) and Sarah Dent (Darlington Borough Council Kit Worker)

Special Recognition Vibe Award

A panel will shortlist and select one young person/group from EACH category that it is felt deserves some extra recognition for their accomplishments

The Star Vibe Award

A panel will shortlist and select one young person/group from ALL the nominations who quite simply has the most inspirational and extraordinary story!

How to nominate?

You can nominate an individual young person or a group of young people in any of the four categories by simply downloading the appropriate form below;

For more information on the Award evening and how to nominate please see the Supporting Information document [pdf document].

Closing date for all nominations has been extended to Friday 29 April 2016

The Award evening is on Tuesday 21 June 2016 at Dolphin Centre

For any further information simply email

Principal Sponsor – Darlington Building Society

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Performance Sponsor – Darlington Lions

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Category Sponsors

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