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Gateshead Awards

Gateshead Awards logo 2023
Gateshead is a fantastic place with amazing people. Many people are demonstrating their local pride by going the extra mile to help their community to thrive.

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 in June 2023.

Make a nomination

Nominations are now open for the Gateshead Awards 2023. The categories are:

Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded to someone who has served their community continuously for a period of 20 years or more.

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) - Sponsored by Komatsu
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
Awarded to a carer who has 'gone above and beyond' to support someone who is ill, disabled, elderly, or in need of emotional help.

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.

Maureen Chaplin Sports Achiever of the Year
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.

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.

Business in the Community 
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.

Armed Forces Community Achiever of the Year
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.

New for 2023 - Tackling Climate Change - sponsored by Gateshead College
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.

Make a nomination

The closing date for all nominations is Friday 3 March 2023.

For further information please email the Civic Officer and Mayor's secretary at or phone 0191 433 2011.

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