Promoting Sport & Physical Activity

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Nomination Guidelines

Nominations will be judged by a panel of judges. Each nomination will be scored on the how closely the nominee’s achievements over the past year where specified, meet or exceed the criteria for each award. It is therefore important that you provide as much detail in your nomination as possible.

Nominations must be made with a supporting statement of up to 350 words, with key reasons for the nomination being detailed in line with the criteria. No additional supporting evidence will be accepted that is not contained on the nomination form.

Entries received after 12pm (noon) on Friday 11 October 2019 will not be entered for judging, and it will not be possible to shortlist the nominee. Entries should be made online but can be emailed or sent by post. An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent by Active Sussex.

With the exception of the three Sports Personality of the Year awards, nominees must be resident or actively involved in sports/physical activity development within the boundaries of East or West Sussex County Councils or Brighton & Hove City Council.

For the three Sports Personality of the Year awards, nominees must be a resident, have been born/lived in, or actively involved in sport within the boundaries of East or West Sussex County Councils or Brighton & Hove City Council, or have another strong connection to Sussex deemed appropriate at the discrection of the judges. We reserve the right to withdraw nominees should the judges deem their link to Sussex to be inappropriate or tenuous.

Nominees must be within the specified age ranges on the 11 October 2019 as stated in the criteria for each relevant category.

Nominations have to relate to physical activity. Nominations for e-sports may not be eligible.

With the exception of the Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award and the Unsung Hero, previous winners can be nominated but all nominees’ activities should relate to the past year (November 2018 – November 2019).

Those making nominations must be 16 years or over on 11 October 2019.

With the exception of Primary School of the Year, Community Impact Award and Club of the Year nominees cannot nominate themselves.

No joint nominations for individual categories will be accepted.

There is no limit to the number of nominations from an individual, club or organisation and individuals can be nominated in more than one category (unless stated otherwise). However, where there are multiple nominations for the same individual, club or organisation, the highest score will be counted.

Nominations are actively encouraged from disability sports for all categories.

The top three shortlisted nominees in each individual category will each receive a free ticket. Please make your nominee(s) aware of the event date in case they are shortlisted.

The top three shortlisted nominees in the team, club categories, Community Impact and Primary School and young categories will be allocated free tickets to attend.

By attending the awards ceremony, shortlisted nominees are agreeing for their image to be used in press and publicity features.

The judging panel will consist of high level representatives across a variety of sport and physical activity settings and sponsors, who will use a scoring system to assess applications. The panel’s decision is final.