The Local Heroes awards run by Isle of Wight Radio celebrate the individuals that go above and beyond. The awards recognise people from all walks of life and the nominations cover a wide range of categories.
The nominations come from you, members of the public, colleagues, family and friends and that makes the awards very special and, in some cases, very personal. Knowing that someone you know has gone to the effort to nominate you is a special feeling all on its own. Making the shortlist for a category means that a panel of judges has also recognised the impact an individual has made in their area of expertise.
Solent Youth Services is proud to sponsor an award for the first time and we are delighted to announce our sponsorship of the Young Person Award. We passionately believe in the ability of young people to make a difference, achieve incredible things and inspire others of all ages.
There are no hard guidelines on what makes someone a local hero or inspiring. The dictionary defines hero and inspirational as follows:
“Hero: A person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.”
“Inspirational: making you feel full of hope or encouraged”
Some examples to get you thinking; people who have had great achievements in the face of adversity, outstanding fundraising efforts, contributions to local causes or charities, or a team/individual that works constantly for the benefit of others. There are so many young people on the Island who strive to better our community and this is a fantastic opportunity to recognise them.
The full category list is below as well as the link to the nomination page. Nominations close this Friday 23rd August so get your entries in soon!
- Overall Local Hero Award sponsored by WightFibre
- Fundraiser of the Year sponsored by PC Consultants
- Best Neighbour Award sponsored by Pittis
- Emergency Service Person Award sponsored by Media Food Service
- Make a Difference Award sponsored by Island Roads
- Sporting Achiever Award sponsored by 1Leisure
- Customer Service Award sponsored by WRS Systems
- Tourism Ambassador Award sponsored by Beacon Magazine
- Volunteer Award sponsored by the Mountbatten
- Young Person Award sponsored by Solent Youth Services
- Carer Award sponsored by Charmes Care
- Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Fidelity International
- Inspirational Leader sponsored by IFPL