Next categories unveiled in Spirit of Campbeltown Awards

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Details of the next three categories in the Spirit of Campbeltown Awards have been revealed.

Created by Campbeltown woman Cheryl Brown to shine a spotlight on the unsung heroes who have gone above and beyond for the community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the awards will recognise the efforts of people across 12 categories:

  • Service with a Smile
  • Young Person of the Year
  • Community Group of the Year
  • Role Model of the Year
  • Exceptional Achievement of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Helping Hand Award
  • Educator of the Year
  • Tradesman of the Year
  • Keyworker of the Year
  • The Heart of the Community Award

Nominations for the first three categories, Young Person of the Year, Community Group of the Year and Service with a Smile, have already been made and, this week, it is time for the next three: Role Model of the Year, Exceptional Achievement of the Year and Small Business of the Year.

Open to people aged between 16 and 24, the Role Model of the Year Award will recognise a young person who is a positive role model for their peers and others around them. The award should go to someone who works hard, looks out for others and is working on achieving their goals and dreams.

The Exceptional Achievement of the Year Award will recognise someone who has achieved something exceptional over the past year and could go to someone who has overcome major health issues, who is excelling at school or university or in their job. They could have raised large sums of money for charity or a community cause.

The Small Business of the Year Award will go to a small business which, despite the pandemic, carried on working day-in, day-out to help the community.

So many business owners were unable to keep their shops open but this award will recognise the hard-working businesses that kept going and faced the public even when the rest couldn’t.

The Springbank Distillery-sponsored awards are being judged by Cheryl, South Kintyre councillor John Armour and Campbeltown Courier reporter Hannah O’Hanlon.

Nominations for the latest categories can be made until Monday July 5 at 9am via Cheryl’s Facebook page.

People can nominate just one person for each category by commenting on the post on Cheryl’s page.

They must state who they are nominating and include a message to say why the nominee deserves to win the particular award.

Nominations made without a justification will not be considered.

Voting will then reopen on Monday for the next categories which will be announced that day.

All nominees will be revealed once all category details have been announced.