>> Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Organisers of an Aberdeenshire award ceremony have extended the deadline for nominations.
People have already been nominating those in their communities for an Inspiring Aberdeenshire Award and this year organisers have extended the deadline by a fortnight, to allow for even more recognition. You now have until Wednesday 15 February at noon to get your submissions in.
To mark the extension, Aberdeenshire Provost Hamish Vernal was joined by pupils from Banff Primary who have been knitting, naming and decorating six butterflies, the theme of the event, to promote Inspiring Aberdeenshire 2017.
Dorothy Reid is their teacher. She said:
Aberdeenshire Provost, Hamish Vernal, said:
“I hope that people are inspired by our butterflies, and by the pupils’ hard work, to get their nominations in for this year’s awards.
“Anybody can nominate a person or group for an Inspiring Aberdeenshire 2017 award – and we want to recognise as broad a range of community heroes as possible.”
There are ten award categories, including a ‘Best Of’ honour for each of Aberdeenshire’s six administrative areas: Banff and Buchan; Buchan; Formartine; Garioch; Kincardine and Mearns; and Marr.
There are also four special awards:
- Outstanding Leader Award: awarded to someone who can demonstrate outstanding examples of leadership
- Young Leader: a person aged 25 or under who has shown leadership skills by helping others or contributing to their community
- The Doric Award: awarded to an individual or group promoting Doric in Aberdeenshire, such as within a school, community or heritage group
- Pupil Voice: nominated and voted for by pupils
“I’d encourage everybody who has seen the good work done by others to put them forward for recognition in our 2017 event.”
To cast your nominations, please fill out the online form at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IAbsh2017 by midday on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.
It’s important to fill in the form completely, otherwise your vote won’t count. Nominations cannot be taken forward without fully explaining the reasons for the recognition. For a print version, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an individual or business interested in supporting Inspiring Aberdeenshire through sponsorship, please email Lynne Gravener: email@example.com.