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Nominations for the 2020/21 Civic Awards are now open. The awards honour local people and organisations or businesses that have made a real difference to our community and officially recognise the achievements that have been made.

Who can be nominated?
The Mayor’s Civic Awards uses an ‘open’ nomination scheme. This means that
anyone could nominate a resident, group, organisation or business within the
Borough for an Award if the nominee meets the criteria for that award.

To be accepted for nomination the person / group / organisation must have met one of the following criteria:

achieved something particularly noteworthy within the Borough; or
enhanced the reputation of the Borough at a national level stage; or
made a significant contribution to the conservation and protection of the natural environment of the Borough.
recognise the extraordinary dedication of an individual or couple, who have provided a loving and supportive family life to a child, or sibling group who do not live with their birth family.

In the ‘Service to the Community Award – Business category’ the business must have met one of the following criteria:
created a substantial number of new jobs; or
nurtured and promoted the skills of local residents; or
significantly invested in making the borough a great place to live, work and conduct business.

When can nominations be made?

Nominations are now welcomed. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Council website www.stockton.gov.uk, or you can request them from the Civic Office by calling (01642) 528161 or sending an e-mail to mayors.office@stockton.gov.uk. If you have difficulty in understanding the form, please contact Stockton Borough Council.

When is the closing date for nominations for the Mayor’s Civic Awards?

Nominations can be made until 5pm on Friday 29 January 2021. They can be sent by e-mail to mayors.office@stockton.gov.uk or posted to:

Mayor’s Civic Awards, Civic Office, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD.

How will the winners of the awards be decided?

Following the deadline date, all the nominations will be passed to the Civic Awards Panel who will meet in March 2021 to draw up a shortlist of finalists and select the winner of each award category.

Who will be on the Civic Awards Panel?

The Mayor will chair the panel. It will include a representative from the business sector, education sector, the local media and a young person.

When will the winners be announced?

They will be announced and receive their awards at a Full Council Meeting in Spring 2021.

Important nomination information:

A separate form must be completed for each nomination.
Nomination forms that highlight more than one category will be disqualified.
Please complete the nomination form with as much relevant information as you can.
Please ensure your applications are returned by 5pm on Friday 29 January 2021.

If your nominee is a finalist, we may contact you for further information.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is collating information for the sole purpose of evaluating the nominations for the Mayor’s Civic Awards.

Information provided on the nomination form will only be disclosed to relevant council officers dealing with the Awards and members of the Awards Panel.  The names of finalists, reasons for their nomination and the award category will be disclosed to the press and other media.

You should note that applications for the Awards will be kept for a period of three years.

The Awards Panel’s decision is final.

For more information about the Mayor’s Civic Awards visit the Stockton Borough Council website