Forth Awards: nominations now open for event of the year

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It’s back, it’s big and it’s better than ever – nominations are now open for the the most glamourous night of the year, The Forth Awards with St James Quarter

From local heroes to living legends, The Forth Awards celebrate the very best of Edinburgh and the Lothians – and now after a Covid-related break, the event is back to shine a spotlight on our great city and its people.

And you can be part of the story, by nominating entrants in 10 exciting categories, including the prestigious local hero award, helping choose the stars who live, work, entertain or volunteer in the region.

From heroic teachers who become Zoom superstars during lockdown to musical marvels, there’s a category to suit everyone who is doing their bit to make Edinburgh and the Lothians sparkle.

Nominations opened on Friday, February 25, and it couldn’t be simpler. Simply click here and fill in the details to nominate your own special someone to be celebrated at Edinburgh’s glitziest night of the year.

It all culminates in a superb afternoon of showbiz glamour and community spirit at the Usher Hall on June 23, 2022, where finalists will mingle with some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Richie Jeffrey, Events and Marketing Manager of Forth One said: “We are delighted to bring The Forth Awards back to the Usher Hall after a few years break due to Covid. The ceremony recognises those living in our community as well as some of the biggest names in music and entertainment.

“Perhaps you have a special reason to nominate someone in your community, or maybe you feel there is a group or individual who works tirelessly for the needs of others? Cast your nomination today, and make sure other people get to know just how amazing they are.”

Categories and sponsors

This year there are 10 categories, made possible thanks to the support of local sponsors.

The Forth Charity Volunteer Award with Newtown Refurbishment

The Forth Visitor Attraction Award with Mediaworks

The Forth Cash for Kids Award with Newtown Decor

The Forth Best Artist Award with Victor Paris

The Forth Best Restaurant Award with Heritage Portfolio

The Forth Local Hero Award with The Edinburgh Evening News

The Forth Icon Award with The Edinburgh Playhouse

The Forth Best Teacher Award with Fuse

The Forth Contribution to Music Award with The Liquid Rooms

The Forth Fringe Award with Multrees Walk

Entry detail

To be eligible for entry each nominee’s application must represent an achievement from January 1 2022 to January 31 2022, however in some cases nominations can mirror achievement that spans a lifetime or a career.

Once entries are submitted, they will go forward for judging and cannot be amended. The judging panel consists of members of management from Radio Forth.

Whilst volume of entries will be noted, quality of entries will also be considered, and the final decision lies with the judging panel and only those shortlisted will be contacted. After judging, entries cannot be withdrawn.

Enter here

Entries are now open and run until 11.59 pm on April 1,2022. Click here to nominate.