Celebrating Crawley’s heroes with the Crawley Community Awards.
Questions and Answers
What is the Nomination Criteria?
Nominees should either work, live, volunteer or be in education or training within the Crawley Borough. Organisations or individuals based outside the area who work with, or provide a service to Crawley residents can also be included. All nominees should have a clear link to Crawley.
Multiple nominations can be made in different categories.
You are welcome to nominate family members or friends.
Data: We need contact information for both nominator and nominees in order to get in touch regarding the Awards and to issue invitations to those who are included in the final shortlist. This data will not be used for any other reason; shared with third parties or retained longer than needed beyond the event date.
The event management team will advise if any additional information is required.
There are no age limits for nominees.
Nominations may be scrutinised for accuracy.
Nominations must be made in writing, either through the link on the Nominations Tab; by email to email@example.com or in writing to Crawley Community Awards, Town Hall, The Boulevard, Crawley, RH10 1UZ
All nominations must be received by the nomination deadline, midnight, 15th May 2021
Shortlisted nominees will be contacted by 31st May
Unless otherwise advised, we will assume that shortlisted nominees who accept an invitation to attend the Awards Presentation Evening agree to their names and images being shared either online or in print. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any concerns or wish to discuss.
How does the judging work?
The judges will select a shortlist based on nominations along with any support information available.
Nominees may be placed into alternative categories at the judges’ discretion.
Nominations for previous nominees who did not make the final shortlist on previous years are welcome.
Nominations for previous winners are welcome. Judges will look particularly for what previous winners have achieved since their last award which would make an additional award appropriate.
Multiple nominations for a single nominee are welcome but will not necessarily affect the overall decision.
The judges’ decision is final. Their deliberations will remain confidential and no correspondence will be entered into regarding decisions made.
If any judge has a direct association with a nominee they will not take part in the decision making process for the relevant category.
The judges are: Hawth General Manager, Dave Watmore; Community Worker, Katie Bennett; Head of Community Services for Crawley Borough Council, Kate Wilson and Crawley Observer Editor, Mark Dunford.
Who can attend the Awards Presentation Evening?
Shortlisted nominees along with family, friends, supporters and those who nominated them will be invited to attend the Awards Presentation Evening at The Hawth in mid March. The event is strictly by invitation only.
The 2021 Awards Presentation Evening is scheduled to take place in the Hawth in late June and will of course be subject to restrictions in place at that time
Children are very welcome. Parents and carers will know best whether their children will be happy to remain seated for the duration of the event.
Tickets are free of charge and can be sent by post or collected from the Box Office.
We apologise but due to high numbers we are only able to make tickets available to shortlisted nominees and their supporters and those who nominated them.
What can we expect at the Awards Presentation Evening?
Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start. The bar at the Hawth is scheduled to be open from 6.00pm. The estimated running time is 90 minutes with no interval.
In addition to the sixteen award presentations, there will be entertainment as the audience take their seats and between presentations.
Limited disabled parking is available. Please advise if required.
If anyone in your party requires assistance please advise so we can ensure we meet your needs.
There are rows of seats which are accessible with either no steps or a single step. We are happy to reserve seats in this area for those who prefer to avoid steps.
Photographs of the winners in each category will be emailed after the event free of charge. There will be an opportunity to take photographs with backdrops in the bar after the event.
An After Party is scheduled to take place in the bar area after the presentations with a selection of soft drinks and finger food provided free of charge with the compliments of The Hawth and drinks available to buy from the bar.
The above plans are subject to change depending on any restrictions which may be in place at that time and to ensure the safety of all our guests