Why enter the Everybody Awards?
The Everybody Awards is an annual celebration which recognises the achievements of local heroes in sport, physical activity and health and wellbeing. The awards are organised by Everybody Health and Leisure to celebrate the achievements 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 keynote 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, within presentations 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 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 or organisation living/ working in Cheshire East and are 16+ you are eligible to enter the Everybody Awards.
All nominations need to be in relation to sport, physical activity or health and wellbeing setting.
You can enter the awards more than once and for multiple categories but must demonstrate achievements relating to the period specified in the category criteria. Please see individual category descriptions for any age restrictions/criteria related to your entry.
We may move nominations submitted to other categories if we feel it relates to a different category.
Nominations closed 16th July 2023
Things to consider in your nomination
Nomination question, guidance and word counts.
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 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, 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 etc 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, Everybody 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 13th October at Crewe Hall.
Award ceremony dates and what happens at the event
The Everybody Awards 2023 are being held at Crewe Hall on Friday 13th October 2023. 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 and a keynote speech from Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.
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 trophy and medal, presented by our Chairman Andrew Kolker.
There will be opportunities to have photographs with our host and key note speaker Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson 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]
If you have any questions, please email [email protected] and a member of staff will be in touch shortly.