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New ‘Shining Star’ community recognition awards launched by Selby District Council - the fantastic work and support by residents will be recognised with Selby District Council’s new community recognition awards.

Nominations are now open for the Selby District Shining Star Community Awards 2020. Residents from the Selby district are invited to say thank you and nominate the people or organisations that they feel have gone above and beyond to support their communities through the difficulties of 2020.

Selby District Council’s Head of Community, Partnerships and Customers, Angela Crossland explained, “I like so many others in our district saw so many people going above and beyond to support those around them during the Covid pandemic.

“We’ve seen groups springing up to help those around them. There have been prescriptions collected, shielding people supported, shopping delivered, and support offered in many different ways. Throughout the ups and downs of the last 12 months our community has rallied round those who have struggled.

“The community spirit we’ve seen has been a beacon of hope and will, I’m sure, have inspired many to join that volunteering effort and help where help is needed.

“These awards are one small way that residents can say thank you to a person or an organisation that has supported residents.”

Nominations can be made online here  and you can also send your nomination by post to Selby District Shining Awards, CPC team, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT.

Voting will open from 26 April 2021 and remain open for five weeks. Nominations will be shortlisted before being reviewed by a panel of judge’s representative to local community groups, Selby College and Selby District Council. Winners will be announced at the end of June 2021.

The panel will judge five categories of nominations with each category having three winners – Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Nomination Categories

Volunteer of the Year Award (18 years plus)
For an individual who has given their time freely and unselfishly for the benefit of their community
Inspiring Young Star Awards (under 18 years)
For an individual young person who shown the best positive example to their community in 2020
Shining Star through the Pandemic Award
For an individual who has overcome the challenges of the pandemic and made a difference to your local community
Volunteer Group of the Year Award
For a local volunteer Group that has helped your community in 2020
Local Business Making a Difference Award
For a local business that has made a difference to your community in 2020

Prizes:

Individuals Category Awards - Gold £100 and a Shining Star Trophy, Silver £50, Bronze £25 Monetary as One4all vouchers

Volunteer Group of the Year Award - Gold £200 and a Shining Star Trophy, Silver £100, Bronze £50. Monetary as One4all vouchers

Business Making a Difference Award Gold £200 and a Shining Star Trophy, Silver £100, Bronze £50. Monetary as One4all vouchers

All winners per category will also receive a celebratory Selby Shines pin badge and a framed achievement certificate.