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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 ...

999 Hero

To recognise a member of the emergency services or someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty when responding to an emergency.

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 ...

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, ...

Contribution to Local Sport

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 ...

Fundraiser or Volunteer of the Year

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 ...

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 ...

Inspirational Young Adult

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 ...

School of the Year

This award recognises a school, either primary or secondary, that has achieved outstanding success in the education system. The judges are looking for a school that has achieved results many ...

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. ...

Sporting Achievement

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 ...