Time running out to enter council awards

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Banbridge District Council is seeking nominations for its prestigious Community Awards celebrating the contribution made by local people to improving the lives of others in the Banbridge District.

However time is running out if you wish to nominate someone as the closing date for nominations is 12 noon on Friday October 10. Nominations received after the closing deadline cannot be considered.

These awards, which this year are kindly sponsored by Tesco, are designed to honour individuals of oustanding merit who have gone that extra mile to help others.

Perhaps they are someone who displayed remarkable courage, a local champion who improved facilities in your area, a tireless charity fundraiser, a community activist who has helped promote good relations or a young person who has made an outstanding contribution to their community or school?

Categories include Youth Initiatives; Young Person of the Year (aged 18 and under); Protecting, Promoting and Enhancing our Heritage and Environment;

Making Communities Safer; Encouraging Healthier Lifestyles; Promoting Equality and Good Relations; Arts and Entertainment; Outstanding Bravery; Fundraiser of the Year; Lifetime Achievement; and Voluntary Community Work. The judges may also make a discretionary Outstanding Achievement of the Year award.

Information about the qualifying criteria for nominees can be found on the nomination form available from Council facilities including the Civic Building, Old Town Hall, F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Banbridge Leisure Centre, Dromore Community Centre, Gilford Community Centre and Rathfriland Community Centre.

It can also be downloaded from the council website at www.banbridge.gov.uk.

All nominees will be invited to attend a gala awards ceremony in the Belmont Hotel on Wednesday 19 November 2014 where the results will be announced.