When you complete your nomination, remember the judging panel don’t know anything about the nominee, so make sure you include all the important details, even if they seem obvious to you – the judging panel can only make their decision based on what is written in your submission.
• To give your nominee the best chance of being shortlisted make sure you select the most appropriate category. You can click here to see the list of categories.
• Nominations can be made by anyone, however self nominations will not be considered for individual awards.
• REMEMBER: It’s about the quality of your nominations and not the quantity of nominations we receive for each nominee.
• All individuals nominated must either live in Bucks or MK or be involved with a Bucks/MK sports organisation. All organisations nominated must be located within Bucks and MK.
• Every category will be assessed primarily on their achievements during 12 months leading up to the nomination. (Excluding the Unsung Hero category.)
• Nominations for previous award nominees will be accepted.
• There is a 1,500 character (about 200 words) limit on each question.
• You need to complete the nomination in one sitting, want to see the questions before you get started? Click here: www.leapwithus.org.uk/sportawards/sport-awards-criteria
The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Wednesday 30th September 2020 and all nominations will be reviewed as they are when nominations close.
The 2020 Award Categories
Community Coach of the Year
This award recognises the excellent contribution and commitment of a coach to getting more people starting, staying and/or succeeding in sport through coaching. We’d love to hear about nominees who have gone above and beyond, adapting their delivery to help people get/stay active during the covid-19 pandemic.
Volunteer of the Year
This award celebrates an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to sport by giving their time to make sport happen. Volunteer Coaches should be nominated in one of the coaching categories.
Covid Innovation award
New this year, the Covid-19 innovation category is designed to celebrate the fantastic work that has taken place to keep people moving in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes during the pandemic.
Terry Cook Unsung Hero of the Year
This award is presented to an individual who has made an exceptional long term commitment (often unrecognised and over many years) to making sport happen. This award is named after Terry Cook, former Board member and lifelong dedicated hockey volunteer who sadly lost her brave fight with cancer in 2011. Note: This award feeds into the BBC Regional Unsung Hero Award.