Last chance to nominate for Endeavour Awards
AFTER six months of uncertainty, Bray and District Chamber of Commerce are hoping to spread a little joy with the 2020 Endeavour Awards.
The deadline is fast approaching for this year’s awards, which aim to honour ordinary people who do extraordinary things.
Members of the public have until next Tuesday, September 29, to put forward the names of those they believe have made a difference to the community in Bray across five categories.
The Person of the Year Award will be presented to someone who has contributed most to the town of Bray and its environs. The Civic/Community Award is open to any person or voluntary organisation that has contributed significantly to the community and civic life. The Sports Achievement Award will be awarded to a team or individual that has achieved something extraordinary through sport. Someone who has dedicated their life to something and deserves to be recognised will be the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. And finally, the Young Achiever Award will be presented to someone under 21 years of age who has achieved something remarkable in sport, academics or the arts.
In addition to the community awards, Bray Chamber will recognise local business and enterprise through a range of categories, including retail, hospitality and manufacturing. Nominations are welcome here too, as well as for the Customer Service Person of the Year Award.
To make a nomination, simply visit Braychamber. ie/2020endeavourawards.
All nominations received by the deadline will be considered by the adjudication panel and shortlists in the various categories will go to a public vote in early October.
This year’s Endeavour Awards will look a little different as they will take place in a virtual format due to public health guidelines. The usual gala award ceremony will be replaced with a virtual ‘Feel Good Friday Recognition Day’ on Friday, October 23, when the Chamber will bring people together to celebrate the very best in the local community.
Bray and District Chamber of Commerce president Ruth Donnelly is urging people to nominate, particularly after the tough year so far.
‘Given the additional challenges we all faced this year, we are certainly doing the right thing in hosting the awards, albeit in a different format. Our unsung heroes deserve to be recognised and celebrated, so I’m urging people to take part and make a nomination,’ she said.