Celebrate Crawley’s heroes with the 2019 Crawley Community Awards.  Nominations are now open and the judges actively welcome both new nominations and repeat nominations which weren’t shortlisted previously.  Some really wonderful and deserving nominations could not be progressed previously due to the sheer numbers received.  This is not a reflection on the quality of nominations so please get in touch again if your nomination was not previously shortlisted.  While previous winners can be nominated again, the judges would be looking for something very special and different which had been achieved since they were last recognised.

The Crawley Community Awards are organised by Crawley Borough Council in association with The Hawth and The Crawley Observer.  The awards recognise and reward people who live, work, volunteer or study in the Crawley District who give up their time, talents and skills to help and support others in their community and those who have trained, worked and put all their efforts into making real achievements.

Now in their fourth year, the Crawley Community Awards are hugely popular attracting hundreds of nominations each year.  This is a clear reflection of the wonderful community spirit that exists in Crawley and the appreciation that local people have for those who go the extra mile to make a difference to their community.

Nominations are invited for teams and individuals across sixteen different categories representing everything from volunteering and charities through to education and sports.  You may make as many nominations as you wish in as many categories.  Nominators do not need to live in the Crawley District but nominees must either live, work, volunteer or study within the district or provide a service open to Crawley residents outside the immediate area.

An independent judging panel will consider all nominations in February and shortlisted nominees will be invited to attend the Awards Presentation Evening at The Hawth on Wednesday 6th March.  Winners will be presented with a trophy and framed certificate. Tickets are free of charge.  Photographs of the winner’s award presentations will be emailed to all winners and nominators free of charge.  The bar at the Hawth will remain open after the event with soft drinks and finger food provided for audience members with the compliments of The Hawth.

A two-page picture special will appear in the Crawley Observer on 13th March.

The Awards Presentation Evening is always an emotional and humbling evening for everyone lucky enough to be invited to attend so if you know someone who deserves recognition for their efforts or their work in our community, please take a few minutes to complete a nomination.  Click the link to nominate online or email crawleycommunityawards@gmail.com