Commonwealth Achievers Awards

Our inaugural Commonwealth Achievers Awards, will be held in 2020 at St George's Hall in Liverpool. Here are the details of the award categories.

Education Award – Individual

This award recognises an individual that has made a difference to learners’ lives through innovative education and learning for development initiatives and practices.

Education Award – Organisation

This award recognises an organisation that has made a difference to learners’ lives through innovative education and learning for development initiatives and practices.

Health Award –
Individual

This award recognises outstanding individual achievement in the health sector.

 

Health Award – Organisation

This award recognises an organisation that has made a significant contribution in alleviating health inequalities in the Commonwealth.

Youth
Award

This award showcases the work of outstanding young people who are leading initiatives ranging from poverty alleviation to peace building.

Arts & Culture Award – Dance

This award recognises an individual or organisation that have increased public awareness of the cultural heritage of the Commonwealth through dance.

Arts & Culture Award – Fashion

This award recognises an individual or organisation that have increased public awareness of the cultural heritage of the Commonwealth through fashion.

Arts & Culture Award – Art & Craft

This award recognises an individual or organisation that have increased public awareness of the cultural heritage of the Commonwealth through art and craft.

Arts & Culture Award – Music

This award recognises an individual or organisation that have increased public awareness of the cultural heritage of the Commonwealth through music.

Sport Award – Female

This award recognises the exceptional achievements of Commonwealth sports women.

 

 

Sport Award – Male

This award recognises the exceptional achievements of Commonwealth sportsmen.

 

 

History Award

Recognising an individual or a group who have enhanced our understanding of the historical links between the Liverpool City Region and the Commonwealth.

 

Business Leader of the Year – Female

This award recognises a female who has made a real difference in any area of business across the Commonwealth. Criteria will also consider the nominee’s journey overcoming adversity, inspiring others, making a difference to their community, social impact and international reach.

Business Leader of the Year – Male

This award recognises a male who has made a real difference in any area of business across the Commonwealth. Criteria will also consider the nominee’s journey overcoming adversity, inspiring others, making a difference to their community, social impact and international reach.

Business of the Year

Recognising a business that has had a significant impact on the economic development of Commonwealth communities and countries.

 

 

 

Special Recognition Award

Recognising a Commonwealth individual who has had a sustained impact on enhancing the values of the Commonwealth Charter in their country and possibly beyond.

Who can enter?

The awards are presented to individuals, groups and organisations who have made a valuable contribution to the life and development of the UK’s Commonwealth communities and the Commonwealth of Nations internationally.

Terms & conditions

The closing date for nominations is September 15, 2019.

Unless otherwise specified, nominees can be from anywhere in the UK.

Organisations and individuals can enter multiple categories and entries can be submitted on behalf of nominees or by themselves.

Nominations will only be accepted on the online form at www.liverpoolcommonwealth.org.

Entries will be judged by a panel of impartial judges. Judges will disclose to organisers any reservations they may have in judging any specific category if there is any conflict of interest.

The Judging panel members are bound by confidentiality agreement and will not divulge information to third parties.

Judges reserve the right to re-categorise nominations if appropriate. Not all award categories will definitely have shortlisted candidates. Specific awards may have individual winners.

Short-listed finalists will be notified after September 15, 2019. Finalists must be available to attend the Award ceremony on November 15, 2019.

Each finalist will receive 2 x complimentary tickets. Guest tickets are available at normal rate.

The organisers reserve the right to retain entries, videos and photographs for subsequent publication or exhibition in relation to the Commonwealth Achievers Awards and its publications.

The nominator must provide contact details for both nominee and nominator.

How to Nominate

Simply choose a category and submit no more than 1000 words explaining why you or your selected organisation is being nominated for an award.

The following will be accepted alongside your submission:

  • You may illustrate your submissions with PDFs, JPGs, videos and audio clips of relevant work.
  • Supporting statements from clients.