We have 13 different categories for you to select from. Please read the criteria from the list of categories here before you complete the form.
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To recognise a member of the emergency services who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.
For someone who has shown exceptional courage in their life. They may have overcome great odds or made sacrifices above and beyond the call of duty. The nominee may have shown courage in dealing with an illness or battling through a traumatic experience. Judges would like to see strong evidence of this individual showing great character and fortitude in their life.
This person may be someone who has cared for a friend or family member who has made personal sacrifices in order to tend to the needs of others.
We are looking for a child who has demonstrated exceptional achievement in their life. They may have overcome great odds or made sacrifices above and beyond the call of duty. The nominee may have excelled academically, achieved great sporting success, raised money for a good cause, or been a great support to someone with an illness or battling through a traumatic experience.
An individual who may have supported an individual and/or a family, or who has made a significant contribution to the community. The award not only recognises, encourages and rewards people who make a difference within their community but inspires others to do the same. The award will be made to an individual whose time, effort, support and aspirations have made a significant contribution within their community for the benefit of those who live there.
This special award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution and dedication to local sport and physical activity, over a number of years. A real unsung hero, who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. This could be a long standing volunteer, team coach or mentor.
This award recognises individuals who, by their hard work and dedication have made a difference to a charity or cause. The judges are looking for individuals who have demonstrated continued commitment to a charity or individual through fundraising support and successfully coordinated fundraising events, giving their own time and effort to help out a good cause.
Someone who has improved people’s health and/ or made an impact on the quality of life of an individual. They may work in the NHS or health care industry, providing a service above and beyond the call of duty, taking personal responsibility for a persons wellbeing. They may be a champion for health and well-being issues, healthy lifestyles and exercise in the community.
This award recognises, encourages and rewards an individual who has shown exceptional drive and determination for a cause, belief or individual in the face of adversity. This may be someone who has stood up for a worthwhile cause such as racism, bullying or community cause. They could have acted selflessly and shown great bravery in a situation.
This award recognises a school either primary or secondary who has achieved outstanding success in the education system. The judges are looking for a school who has achieved results that many thought previously unachievable. A school which has surpassed all expectations through hard work and determination, who may have battled through adversity to achieve great results.
This award recognises individuals who have proved outstanding achievement in a specific sporting field. Not only does it recognise sporting skill but also recognises drive, ambition, and determination even through the face of adversity. The award will be made to an individual who demonstrates exceptional sporting talent and determination. The judges will assess the background history of the person, and the achievement he/she has made within sport and where applicable to personal challenges.
This award is the highlight of the night and will be awarded to an individual who the judging panel considers to be Edinburgh's Local Hero. Judges will select the winner either from entries received from other categories or from nominations specifically for this category. The award will go to someone who judges believe stand out above all other nominations.
The Local Hero Award will look to reward someone who has done something truly remarkable.