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Nominations are now closed!
Thank you to all that nominated their local sporting and culture heroes


It’s that time of the year again where the borough of Rochdale is getting ready to recognise and celebrate its own local sporting and culture heroes!

If you know a ‘Person’, ‘Club’ or ‘Organisation’ that has made a difference through sport and culture in your neighbourhood or community, then make sure you nominate them for the Rochdale Borough Sports and Culture Awards 2017-18.

Sponsorship Information

Our Awards are the first in Greater Manchester to celebrate both sport and culture and we are inviting innovative and forward thinking partners to help us to launch and deliver the 2018 awards by sponsoring one or more categories.

If creativity, motivation and determination to succeed are attributes valued by your company, then sport and culture could be the perfect sponsorship opportunity for your brand!


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The Sports Award categories for nomination are:

Sports Achiever of the Year 
Awarded to a sports person competing at a high level with exemplary dedication and contributing to the wider sporting community

Unsung Hero 
Awarded to a volunteer who demonstrates dedication and makes a positive impact on their community, club and participants

Changing Lifestyle
Awarded to an individual who has managed health conditions and limiting problems through becoming more active and has inspired others to do the same

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

Coach of the Year
Awarded to an individual who improves individual and team success, supports and develops other coaches and makes a positive contribution to the wider community

Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year
Awarded to an individual competing at a local, regional or national level who has improved or achieved in the last 12 months, is dedicated to training and inspires other in the community

Club of the Year
Awarded to a successful club which is committed to work with schools, the local community, being fully inclusive and supporting volunteers

School Commitment to PE and Sport Award
Demonstrating how Physical Education and Sport has had a positive impact across the whole school

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

Nominations should cover achievements during the period September 2017 to June 2018. 
The criteria is set on the quality of the nomination and not the number of nominations each individual gets (max 200 words per question). Individuals, clubs and organisation can nominate themselves.  All you have to do is follow the link below and instructions on how to nominate.
Nominations open on Friday 13 July 2018 with the closing date for ALL nominations is Sunday 29 July 2018.

Tell us why you feel your chosen person, club or organisation should be nominated!

Deadline: Sunday 29 July 2018 

Successful nominees must be available for filming on Monday 20 and 21 August.

Rochdale Borough Sports & Culture Awards 2017/2018 will take place on Tuesday 9 October 2018 at:

Middleton Arena
L.Cpl. Joel Halliwell VC Way