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Nominate your People of the Year as Armagh I launch third annual awards

People of the Years Awards launch 2022

Here are the 12 award categories for the 2022 Armagh I People of The Year Awards. Nominate your hero here.

Inspirational Young Person Award (sponsored by McShane Packaging)


(a) briefly describe how the nominee is inspirational
(b) how do they stand out from their peers
(c) summarise their strengths and special qualities
(d) show how they have made a valuable and recognisable contribution

Sports Personality in a Sporting Arena (sponsored by Sally McNally’s at the Corner)

(a) describe how they have made a positive impression in the world of sport and how their actions have captured the public’s imagination
(b) outline their achievements to date
(c) illustrate the strengths & qualities they bring to their sport

Carer of the Year (Alora Rejuvenation) 
(any person in a paid or non-paid role)

(a) show the nominee’s commitment and perseverance in helping provide much needed care
(b) what positive effect have they made to the lives of those in their care
(c) describe what makes their care special and how their dedication makes them stand out

Eco Warrior (sponsored by Traynors)

This category is open to any individual who has been working for environmental change. The criteria targets these areas:

(a) conservation of a place
(b) plantation and reforestation to green areas
(c) conservation of water
(d) waste Management / best practice recycling
(e) campaign for green initiatives within communities
(f) awareness campaigns amongst young people

Community Impact Award (sponsored by Aonach Mhacha)

Recognises individuals making a significant difference to community life. For example, a particular project or cause that has changed the community for the better by improving relations and promoting a shared society.

(a) outline the project.
(b) demonstrate how without this project the community would be worse off.
(c) demonstrate a commitment towards improving community relations and a more united and shared society.

Fundraiser of the Year (sponsored by Sealmax Roofing)

Nominations will be accepted for individuals who have been a fundraising advocate for a singular cause or for a group or organisation.

(a) describe the cause the individual is fundraising or has raised fund for within the past 12 months.
(b) explain the difference this funding has made to the cause.
(c) describe any innovative ways the fundraiser went about raising funds.

Inspirational Educator of the Year (sponsored by Messy Play NI)

(a) describe how this person is truly exceptional in their teaching & how their leadership or mentoring has inspired & captured the imagination of their students (of any discipline)
(b) how do they assist in developing the skills and enthusiasm students need to make a positive difference in the world
(c) include evidence of success and achievement in their field of expertise

Rescue Champion of the Year (sponsored by Dentistry @ Markethill)

Nominees for this award can be from any rescue service. Examples include: fire, ambulance, police, coastguard, health professionals, animal welfare or a member of the public who has took on a rescue mission.

(a) demonstrate how they work with respect, integrity and initiative
(b) outline the work they do or the rescue mission embarked upon
(c) describe their integrity and selfless dedication to their cause

Good Neighbour Award (sponsored by Tarasis Enterprises)

(a) briefly describe how this nominee dedicates their time to provide help and support to their neighbour
(b) outline how they are a positive role model to others

The Extra Mile: Employee Endeavor Award (sponsored by JD Hunter & Co Supermarket)

This award is to recognise an individual who, through their dedication to their role within a business, has demonstrated drive and passion. This category is open to all roles within any business. Nominees will be judged against the following criteria:

(a) How they have worked above and beyond the remit of their role to show enthusiasm and passion for their company.
(b) How inspirational and original their ideas are and the impact of these ideas on the success of the business.
(c) How they have demonstrated their ability as an ‘out-of-the-box thinker’ to help attract public interest to their company.
(d) Their engagement with colleagues and members of the public, ability to network and work as part of a team and interact with people on a level which stands them apart from their peers.

Overcoming Adversity Award (sponsored by Allied Customs Services)

You are asked to nominate a person who fulfils all of the criteria below:

(a) a member of the public, any age, who has shown courage in the face of adversity such as dealing with an unexpected difficult or unpleasant situation or finding themselves in unprecedented challenging circumstances
(b) describe how they showed true grit and strength of character
(c) how has this person been the embodiment of ‘the good Samaritan’ or shown dedication and a true zest of life despite themselves suffering personal trauma

Special Recognition – Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by ABL Group Insurance Brokers & Risk Advisors)

This award recognises an individual or team who has/have made an exceptional contribution within the local community over the years

(a) give an outline of the recipient’s career
(b) show how they have stood out from their peers
(c) illustrate their achievements to date and how they were outstanding in their field

Nominate your hero here.

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