The Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards, in partnership with TSB, is back and celebrating 20 years of honouring the nation’s unsung heroes. The Awards, which celebrate ordinary people doing extraordinary things, is now open for nominations and the search is on for this year’s incredible and awe-inspiring winners.
Nominations may be for a single act of incredible courage, a battle against the odds, unbelievable displays of compassion or for inspirational campaigning. Nominees could be five or 105 – heroism has no age barrier. And they could have changed one life or changed the world.
It could be someone who has captured the hearts of the nation or their community with an inspirational spirit and resolve like last year’s Child of Courage winner Ella Chadwick or an individual or group of people who have demonstrated incredible courage such as the British divers at the heart of the Thai cave rescue who were recognised last year for their outstanding bravery.
Hosted by Carol Vorderman, the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards is the biggest national event of its kind and it’s broadcast every year in a primetime slot on ITV. The star-studded ceremony will be held at Grosvenor House in London in October, with previous attendees having included Prince William and David Beckham.
Don’t delay – nominations will close on Friday 30th August. You can nominate via www.prideofbritain.com/nominate
Winners will be chosen by the Pride of Britain judging panel, from a shortlist drawn up from all the nominations received.
Host Carol Vorderman said, “In 20 years of Pride of Britain, one of the things I have learned is that the most courageous, compassionate and inspirational individuals are often incredibly modest about their achievements. They aren’t the type of people to push themselves forward, which is why we need everyone to tell us about unsung heroes they know. From the very first Pride of Britain in 1999 right up to today, we would never have known about some of our most incredible winners if a member of the public had not nominated them to start with.”
Lloyd Embley, Group Editor-in-Chief of Reach plc added, “It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the Mirror first put out a call for Britain’s unsung heroes. We were blown away then by the bravery, compassion and sense of duty shown in this country and we can’t wait to be blown away again this year.”
Pete Markey, TSB’s Chief Marketing Officer commented “At TSB we’re incredibly proud of our longstanding relationship with Pride of Britain and are delighted to celebrate this year the 20th anniversary. It’s always humbling to hear the incredible nominations that bring to life the stories of people right across Britain who, day in and day out, do extraordinary things to help others in their local community.“