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Award Categories

The Local Hero Award

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 ...

Carer of the Year

This person may be an individual who has cared for a friend or family member who has made personal sacrifices in order to tend to the needs of others. It may also be an outstanding care home ...

Bravery Award

This award is 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 ...

Community Champion

Individuals 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 ...

Sporting Hero Award

This special award recognises an individual or team who have made an outstanding contribution and dedication to local sport and physical activity.  This could be an individual person or a ...

Teacher of the Year

This award is to recognise a truly inspiring teacher or classroom assistant in primary, secondary, further or higher education. Someone who has made a significant difference to the learning ...

Health Champion

For this award judges looked for someone who has improved a person’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, ...

Neighbour of the Year

This award recognises an individual who has gone the extra mile to be a good neighbour. The award is for someone who gives their time to someone who needs company, support and acts selflessly ...

Parent or Guardian of the Year

This award is for any mum, dad, guardian or parent figure. Someone special in your life who you would like to show your appreciation for when words are simply not enough.  Parenting is a ...

Inspirational Young Adult

This award recognises, encourages and rewards an individual (16-24) who has shown exceptional drive and determination for a cause, belief or individual in the face of adversity. This may be ...

Fundraiser of the Year

Charities will always need support and this award is to recognise those who continue to dedicate their time raising money and awareness. These individuals push themselves so that charities can ...

Volunteer of the Year

This award is to recognise those who dedicate their time to help others. Individuals may spend their weekends or even give full time voluntary help to those who need it most. This is a job they ...

Child of Achievement

We are looking for a child, under the age of 14 who has demonstrated exceptional achievement in their life. They may have overcome great odds or made sacrifices above and beyond the call of duty. ...