Nominate your local sporting and culture heroes

Date published: 17 May 2019

Nominations are now open for this year’s Rochdale Borough Sports and Culture Awards.

If you know a person, club or organisation that has made a difference through sport and culture in your neighbourhood or community, then nominate them for the Rochdale Borough Sports and Culture Awards 2019.

The awards help celebrate the rich diversity of skill, dedication and commitment shown day-to-day by local people.

Nominations should cover achievements during the period September 2018 to June 2019. 

The closing date for all nominations is Tuesday 28 May.

The Sports Award categories for nomination are:

Young Sports Achiever of the Year 
Awarded to young athletes (aged under 18) who are not professionally funded, who have had significant success in their sport throughout the year.

Unsung Hero
Recognising long term volunteers (over 10 years) who have made a significant difference over that timeframe.

Changing Lifestyle
Awarded to a person who has used physical activity to transform their lifestyle for the better.

Volunteer of the Year
Awarded to a volunteer or coach who demonstrates commitment to their role, goes the extra mile and benefits the wider community

Club of the Year
Awarded to a community club or community group who has had an impact in their local community in the given time period.

Commitment to PE and School Sport Award
Recognising schools that have gone above and beyond in respect to incorporating activity into a school day for their pupils and staff.

Workforce Advocate 
Recognising an individual that has used physical activity or sport within their professional role to have positive impacts on any of the following outcomes for their local community: physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development, economic development

Initiative of the Year
Recognising a physical activity initiative by an organisation which has made a difference in communities and achieved positive social outcomes.


The Culture Award Categories for nomination are:

Cultural Event of the Year
Awarded to a public production, exhibition or cultural event that demonstrates high artistic ambition and quality

Artist of the Year
Awarded to an artist/performer who demonstrates high artistic quality

Community and Education Project Award
Awarded to a community, participatory or education project e.g. choir, dance, theatre, visual arts or heritage group

Facilitator of the Year
Awarded to a cultural facilitator or volunteer who leads inclusive community, participatory or education projects in the Borough

Culture and Health Award 
Awarded to a cultural project, event or series of workshops which support people in the Borough to improve their health and wellbeing

Cultural Champion Award
Awarded to an individual from the creative community, e.g. a volunteer, administrator or board member whose work makes a significant positive contribution to the cultural life of the Borough

Young Creative Award 
Awarded to an individual aged under 25 who demonstrates significant skills, talent and potential in their chosen cultural field e.g. visual arts, dance, theatre etc

School Commitment to Arts, Heritage & Culture Award
Awarded to a school who demonstrate significant commitment to and celebration of the arts in the broadest sense


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