The Gateshead Awards - presented annually by the Mayor of Gateshead - celebrate all those who, in whatever way, have made a real difference to the lives of others in the borough.
The public will vote for category winners from a short list selected by a specialist panel.
The winner(s) of the Lifetime Achievement award will be chosen by the panel.
Winners will be announced at the Gateshead Awards ceremony which will take place on Wednesday 26 June 2024.
Make a nomination
Nominations are now open for the Gateshead Awards 2024. The categories are:
Voluntary or Charitable Organisation of the Year
Awarded to an organisation that has made a valuable contribution to the community of Gateshead.
Volunteer of the Year - Sponsored by Bloom
Awarded to a volunteer who has made an exceptional contribution to their community.
Carer of the Year
Awarded to a carer who has 'gone above and beyond' to support someone who is ill, disabled, elderly, or in need of emotional help.
Young Achiever of the Year (25 and under) - Sponsored by Little Movers
Awarded to a young person who has used their enthusiasm and dedication to achieve positive things
Sports Club of the Year - Sponsored by Gateshead FC
Awarded to the club that has made significant progress, achievement, development, improvement or sporting success in the last 12 months.
Musician/Music Group of the Year - Sponsored by Northgate Vehicle Hire
Awarded to a person or group who have achieved success over the last 12 months or who have worked with communities to inspire others to celebrate the joy of music.
Maureen Chaplin Sports Achiever of the Year - Sponsored by Gateshead College
Awarded to someone who has achieved sporting success in their chosen discipline, club or organisation or to a coach who has achieved success in their role and given up their time for the benefit of sport in Gateshead over the past 12 months.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded to someone who has served their community continuously for a period of 20 years or more.
Armed Forces Community Achiever of the Year - Sponsored by Komatsu
Awarded to a member of the Armed Forces Community, who has overcome significant challenges and then gone on to make a valuable contribution to their community OR to an individual or team, who as part of their role, have made a valuable contribution to the local community of Gateshead.
Business in the Community - Sponsored by Metrocentre
Awarded to a business that makes a positive contribution to community life either through community action, helping the environment or improving the wellbeing of local residents.
Tackling Climate Change - Sponsored by Agilico
Awarded to an individual, community group or business who are making a significant contribution to tackling climate change and improving the sustainability of Gateshead and beyond.
The closing date for all nominations is Friday 23 February 2024.
For further information please email the Civic Officer and Mayor's secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0191 433 2011.