Each year, the Town Council looks for individuals living or working within Wokingham who deserve recognition for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the town.  This is your opportunity to give something back to those who care.

Some examples of the help that individuals might give are:

  • Caring for people within the community
  • Carrying out voluntary work
  • Artistic and cultural achievements in the community
  • Service to the general public/Being a good neighbour

This list is by no means exclusive. Other examples will always be considered.

Click here to see a list of award recipients in previous years.

The nominations will be judged by a selection panel of judges including members of Wokingham Town Council's Civic Committee and the High Steward of Wokingham, Lady Elizabeth Godsal MBE.

Successful nominees will be notified by Friday 22nd December 2017 and they will be invited to an Awards Ceremony at the Wokingham Town Hall on Friday 26th January 2018 at 7.30pm.  The Town Mayor will present the winners with an award which will be engraved with his/her Christian name and Surname.  Photographs will be taken during the evening.

Nominators for successful candidates will also be invited to the ceremony and one nominator will be asked to read out why they have nominated the individual.

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATIONS

  • Nominees for a Civic Award may be of any age but they should reside in the town of Wokingham, or their voluntary work should be for an individual or organisation based within the town
  • The voluntary work should have been carried out for a minimum of 3 years (unless there are exceptional circumstances), and not connected to their employment
  • The voluntary work should have been carried out in recent years; it will not be possible to recognise historical achievements
  • Wokingham Town Councillors, their employees and previous winners are not eligible (please check the list of recipients before submitting a nomination)
  • Town Councillors should not nominate individuals; requests should be submitted by members of the community only
  • Nominations will not be accepted from family members
  • The nominee must be alive at the time this nomination form is completed
  • Couples may be nominated on one form (if successful, they will each receive an award)
  • The judges’ decisions are final

Before completing the form, please note the following:

  • The information you provide will form the basis on which the nominee is judged so please provide as much information as possible about why the individual is being nominated, including examples
  • Two people are required as nominators and each person is required to complete details about the nominee
  • We strongly recommend that you are very careful about sharing this information with any friends and family of the nominee to avoid any disappointment should the nomination be unsuccessful

All nominations must be made using our online application form. Download the form here, save it to your computer then open it in Adobe Acrobat Reader and follow the instructions for completing it. You can download the latest version of Acrobat Reader here. Please note that you can't edit this form in a web browser or older versions of Acrobat Reader.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 30th November 2017.  No applications will be accepted after this date.

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