Make your nomination for this year’s Best of Darlington Awards
Nominations are being invited for the 14th annual Best of Darlington Awards, celebrating the hard work and achievement of individuals, groups and businesses across the borough.
Awards are open to Darlington residents of all ages, as well as people who work or study in the borough.
Seth Pearson, director of One Darlington Partnership, urged people to make nominations for the awards.
He said: “It’s fantastic that the Best of Darlington Awards enjoy such a high level of support and have a firm place in the hearts of Darlington people.
“Itis all down to the nominations – that is what makes the awards so special.
“If you think somebody - or a group, organisation or company – has made an outstanding contribution, then let us know!”
The awards reflect achievements from a range of fields – from education and sport, to success in business and outstanding contributions to the community. Nominations will be considered by a panel of judges, and the final three nominees will be invited, with their nominators, to the awards ceremony at the Dolphin Centre on Friday 14 June
Residents have until Friday 15 March to nominate those individuals, teams and organisations whose outstanding contributions continue to make this a great place to live, work and do business.
As in previous years, the Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year will be chosen from the nominees and presented at the award ceremony.
The 2018 awards saw Peter Allan named Citizen of the Year for his extraordinary service to his community of Hurworth. Harry Bowes received the Young Citizen of the Year Award for making a huge difference to young peoples' lives through his copious volunteering.
One Darlington Partnership, which hosts the awards would like to give a big thank you to the principal sponsors: Darlington Borough Council, Teesside University and County Durham Community Foundation and all the category sponsors.
For more information about the awards please visit https://www.onedarlington.org.uk/best-of-darlington/ or follow One Darlington on Facebook and Twitter.