Due to our 2020 awards being postponed due to Covid-19 and the impact the pandemic has had on sporting events we are accepting achievements from the last 12-18 months (September 2019-March 2021). You may wish to include details of how you have overcome any Covid-19 related barriers to sport in the last 12 months in your nomination entries.
Why enter the Everybody Awards
The Everybody Awards is an annual celebration which recognises the achievements of local heroes in sport, health and wellbeing, play and active recreation.
The awards are organised by Everybody Sport and Recreation but is not to celebrate the achievements of the charity but of local heroes and organisations in Cheshire East.
The Everybody Awards is a fantastic evening of inspiration and achievements; it provides nominees and winners with a platform to share their stories to the local community, whilst also providing an opportunity to learn from others.
Each year we have an inspiring key note speaker and host who provide motivational talks and insight into health and sport.
If successfully shortlisted you will be mentioned in press releases, social media, website and in the event programme. We will also use your name in future awards promotion, again within press releases, social media and our marketing materials internally and externally.
You can use our ‘shortlisted’ and/or ‘winner’ logos for future promotion of your recognition on your platforms.
We will also be taking photographs and videos at the event, which will be used to promote the 2021 awards and future award ceremonies.
If you would not like to have your name or photo/video taken or shared within our marketing materials internally and externally, with the local press and on our website and social media, please make us aware before the event by emailing [email protected].
Who should enter
If you are an individual, organisation, volunteer, athlete, club or coach living/ working/based in Cheshire East you are eligible to enter the Everybody Awards. Please see individual category descriptions for any age restrictions/criteria related to your entry.
Nominations open on 26th April 2021 and close on Sunday 25th July 2021
Things to consider in your nomination
Please make sure you read each question carefully and plan your answers. Use the ‘you may want to include’ bullet points and reference to what information you should be including in your answer.
You will see we provide a minimum and maximum word count for each question – this should give you insight into how much detail we require for each question and the questions are marked accordingly. For example if you see a question for 500 words (10 marks) this means the judges feel this is an important element of your nomination so more time should be spent in completing this section and providing as much detail as you can in the word count allocated.
Remember – the judges do not know who you are and may have had no experience of your sport/club/organisation before so need to understand what you do and how well from your nomination form.
Who’s on our Judging Panel
We have a range of people from different backgrounds on our judging panel including our board of Trustees, Awards Sponsors, Town Councillors, Everybody Sport and Recreation Senior Managers, Sports Development Representatives.
What happens next
If your nomination has been successfully shortlisted you will be informed by email by our awards team. You will then be invited to the awards evening and allocated your tickets via Eventbrite invitation. This will provide you with everything you need to prepare you for the evening.
Please make sure before entering you, or a representative of the club/organisation you are nominating can attend the award ceremony on Friday 15th October at Crewe Hall.
Award ceremony dates and what happens at the event
The Everybody Awards 2021 are being held at Crewe Hall on Friday 15th October 2021. The evening starts at 6pm and finished approximately 11:30pm.
The evening is being hosted by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
There will be welcome drinks, entertainment, 3 course meal, keynote speaker from the world of sport/health & wellbeing (TBC).
As a nominee you will be included in the award programme and a description taken from your award entry will be used on the evening during the category presentation.
If you are a winner you will be invited on stage to collect a trophy and to have photographs taken – the host may ask you a couple of questions about your nomination and how you feel about winning an Everybody Award. All finalists receive a certificate and a medal presented by our Chairman Andrew Kolker.
There will be opportunities to have photographs with our host and key note speaker at the end of the evening.
If you have any special requirements for the evening we always try and accommodate our nominees and guests as much as possible – please make a member of the team aware by emailing [email protected]