The Gateshead Awards, presented annually by the Mayor of Gateshead, celebrates all those who have made a real difference to the lives of others in the borough.
The Gateshead Award recognises the hard work and dedication of volunteers, carers and everyone else who goes out of their way to make the borough a better place to live, work and visit.
The nomination categories are:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded to someone who has served their community continuously over a long period of time.
Volunteer of the Year
Awarded to a volunteer who has made an exceptional contribution to their community.
Young Achiever of the Year (25 and under)
Awarded to a young person who has used their enthusiasm and dedication to achieve positive things.
Voluntary or Charitable Organisation of the Year
Awarded to an organisation that has made a valuable contribution to the community of Gateshead.
Carer of the Year (18 and over)
Awarded to a carer who has 'gone above and beyond' to support a relative or friend who is ill, disabled, elderly, or in need of emotional help?
Young Carer of the Year (under 18)
Awarded to a young person who supports someone they live with without any thought for themselves.
Sports Club of the Year
Awarded to the club that has made significant progress, achievement, development, improvement or sporting success in the last 12 months.
Sports Coach of the Year (open to voluntary and professional coaches)
Awarded to an individual coach who has achieved success in their role, given up their time for the benefit of sport in Gateshead over the past 12 months, or overcome adversity to develop in their coaching role.
Sports Achiever of the Year
Awarded to an individual aged 20 yrs+ who has shown commitment, effort and/or achieved sporting success in their chosen discipline, club or organisation.
Maureen Chaplin Young Sports Achiever of the Year (11-19 years)
Awarded to a young person who has shown commitment, effort and/or achieved sporting success in their chosen discipline, club or organisation.
Kathryn Breadin, The Mayor's Secretary
0191 433 2011