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Armagh I People of the Year Awards 2024: Nominate your hero for special recognition

It’s that time again. Now in its fourth year, Armagh I’s People of the Year Awards will take place at the Armagh City Hotel on Friday, September 27.

This year, we have 11 award categories where you can nominate that inspirational someone – or group – for one of our coveted awards. You can nominate your hero here – or using the form attached below.

Here are the categories and a little detail on each. Note: Closing date for nominations is Friday, July 12 at 5pm.

Inspirational Young Person Award (Sponsored by McShane Packaging)

Entrants must be under 25.

(a) briefly describe how the nominee is inspirational
(b) how do they stand out from their peers
(c) summarise their strengths and special qualities
(d) show how they have made a valuable and recognisable contribution

Carer of the Year (Sponsored by Trinity Support and Care Services) 
(any person in a paid or non-paid role)

(a) show the nominee’s commitment and perseverance in helping provide much needed care
(b) what positive effect have they made to the lives of those in their care
(c) describe what makes their care special and how their dedication makes them stand out

Eco Warrior (sponsored by Traynors)

This category is open to any individual who has been working for environmental change. The criteria targets these areas:

(a) conservation of a place
(b) plantation and reforestation to green areas
(c) conservation of water
(d) waste management / best practice recycling
(e) campaign for green initiatives within communities
(f) awareness campaigns amongst young people

Community Impact Award (Sponsored by Tarasis Enterprises)

Recognises individuals making a significant difference to community life. For example, a particular project or cause that has changed the community for the better by improving relations and promoting a shared society.

(a) outline the project
(b) demonstrate how without this project the community would be worse off
(c) demonstrate a commitment towards improving community relations and a more united and shared society

Fundraiser of the Year (Sponsored by Enagh Group)

Nominations will be accepted for individuals who have been a fundraising advocate for a singular cause or for a group or organisation.

(a) describe the cause the individual is fundraising or has raised funds for within the past 12 months
(b) explain the difference this funding has made to the cause
(c) describe any innovative ways the fundraiser went about raising funds

Inspirational Educator of the Year (Sponsored by Tayto)

(a) describe how this person is truly exceptional in their teaching and how their leadership or mentoring has inspired and captured the imagination of their students (of any discipline)
(b) how do they assist in developing the skills and enthusiasm students need to make a positive difference in the world?
(c) include evidence of success and achievement in their field of expertise

Rescue Champion of the Year (Sponsored by Dentistry @ Markethill)

Nominees for this award can be anyone/group who has helped rescue someone or some thing. They can be an heroic member of the public or an individual/group who has undertaken a rescue, or do so on a regular basis. Examples include: fire, ambulance, police, coastguard, health professionals, animal welfare or a member of the public who has taken on a rescue mission.

(a) outline the rescue job they do or the rescue mission embarked upon

Overcoming Adversity to Succeed Award (Sponsored by Armagh Credit Union)

You are asked to nominate a person who fulfils all of the criteria below:

(a) a member of the public, any age, who has shown courage in the face of adversity, such as dealing with an unexpected, difficult or unpleasant situation or finding themselves in unprecedented challenging circumstances
(b) describe how they showed true grit and strength of character to succeed at a given task, job, role or endeavour
(c) how has this person been the embodiment of ‘the good Samaritan’ or shown dedication and a true zest of life despite themselves suffering personal trauma?

Sportsperson of the Year (Sponsored by Armagh Tree Surgery)

(a) describe how they have made a positive impression in the world of sport and how their actions have captured the public’s imagination
(b) outline their achievements to date
(c) illustrate the strengths and qualities they bring to their sport – whether it’s on the field, or off. This can be a player, coach or in an ambassadorial role

Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Sponsored by Hungry Goat)

This award is to recognise an individual/s who, through their passion and dedication, has proved a business model or translated an idea into financial success?

Nominees will be judged against the following criteria:

(a) How the entrepreneur/s may have created value for wider community or proven to be an exemplary leader
(b) How inspirational and original their ideas are and the impact of these ideas on the success of the business

Special Recognition – Lifetime Achievement Award (Sponsored by Armagh City Hotel)

This award recognises an individual or team who has/have made an exceptional contribution within the local community over the years

(a) give an outline of the recipient’s career
(b) show how they have stood out from their peers
(c) illustrate their achievements to date and how they were outstanding in their field

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