There’s still time to enter this year’s ECHO Awards and help us in celebrating the best and brightest our region has to offer.
The awards, held in partnership with SP Energy Networks, recognise the outstanding work done by individuals and organisations on Merseyside.
Each year, the ECHO Awards shine a light on the people who make Merseyside proud and who embody everything that’s so great about our region.
From honouring those who have shown incredible courage and bravery to celebrating sports personalities and teams who make our region proud, the awards are an opportunity to highlight the very best that Merseyside has to offer.
The awards offer the opportunity to champion incredible fundraising efforts and reward outstanding achievements in our region.
Whether it’s showcasing an amazing young person who represents the bright future of Merseyside or recognising a group of unsung heroes who work tirelessly in their community, we want to hear from you.
This year has represented an especially challenging time for our region – which is why it’s so important to highlight the positive work and uplifting stories going on in your local area.
And there’s still time to get your nominations in if you know someone who deserves to have their dedication, courage or selflessness recognised with an award.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 16, with categories to suit every different community hero and amazing organisation.
These are all of the categories for this year’s awards, as well as information on how to enter and when the awards ceremony will be held.
What are the categories for the ECHO Awards 2020?
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Do you know a special young person who deserves to be recognised? If you have a friend or family member who has shown bravery and courage, carried out a heroic act, achieved success against all odds or dedicated themselves to a good cause, nominate them for this award.
The courage award will be made to anyone who has shown outstanding bravery and courage, which may range from a single heroic act through to battling against disability, illness or adversity. If you know someone who fits the bill, nominate them for this award.
Community Group Award
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For this award we are looking for a group effort. People who come together for the greater good of the community. It could be a sports project, a support group or your local after school club. For this award we are looking for energetic, focused groups of people who come together in aid of the community.
Sports Team Award
You don’t have to be top of the league or a gold medal winner to enter this award. The winner will be a team with a passion and drive for sport. You could nominate the team you play for, coach or love to watch. Get in touch and tell us about the sporting stars of Merseyside.
This award is for an individual who has shown dedication, commitment and enthusiasm for sport. They could be anyone from your swimming coach to a runner who is your inspiration. For this award we are looking for the sporting pride of Merseyside who give 100% energy at whatever level they compete.
Charity Organisation Award
Have you experienced the care and support of a local charity? Are you involved in a charity organisation who supports people from Merseyside in their hour of need? For this award we are looking to recognise charity organisations who make a real difference to the lives of people from our region.
Any entries by or on behalf of a charity should have a registered charity number.
For this award judges will be looking for groups or individuals who have commitment to long term fundraising. They must have a tireless drive and energy, always creating new ways to raise funds for charities or community groups.
Arts & Performance Award
This is an award for all the creative people of Merseyside. We are looking for talented groups or individuals who can dance, sing, act and who deserve to be recognised for their commitment to the arts. You could be part of a dance group, a local amateur dramatic organisation or have a instalment in a gallery.
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Community Event of the Year
This is your chance to shout about your favourite event in Merseyside. This may be a regular event that you never miss or a one off event that was enjoyed by the whole community. If you organise or are involved with an event that brings the community together, gain extra recognition through this award.
Do you know a special person who deserves to be recognised? If you have a friend or family member who has shown bravery and courage, carried out a heroic act, achieved success against all odds or dedicated themselves to a good cause, nominate them for this award.
Echo Outstanding Achievement Award
The winner of Echo Outstanding Achievement Award will be selected by our panel of judges and will be a person who has shown an outstanding contribution to Merseyside by significantly enhancing the region’s reputation. If you would like to make a suggestion to the panel, please tell us about your heroes of Merseyside.
How to enter
To enter the awards simply visit the event website by clicking or tapping here and complete the online entry form. If you require any further information please contact event manager Katie Isaacson on 0151 472 2571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When will the awards ceremony take place?
This year’s awards ceremony will be a specially designed live streamed virtual awards ceremony that finalists will be invited to take part in from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
The awards will be free to view on the events website on Friday, November 27. More details will be announced shortly.