The Lancashire Evening Post is proud to announce its Education Awards 2016!

Education Awards

Education Awards

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These awards will celebrate the successes and achievements taking place in primary and secondary schools across Preston and central Lancashire.

Sponsored by Preston’s College and BAE Systems, the awards will showcase and celebrate the very best students, teachers, schools and employees in the area.

The campaign will recognise the achievements that schools and pupils make within the education sector on a daily basis.

There are twelve award categories. They are: School of the Year - Secondary and Primary, Pupil of the Year – Secondary and Primary, Sustainable School, Sports Achievement, Inspirational Teacher, Unsung Hero, Young Scientist/Engineer, Career Aspiration, Health & Wellbeing and Headteacher of the Year.

Each category has its own criteria for nomination, which you can see on the following pages.

We are inviting Post readers to be actively involved and support these awards by nominating worthy candidates. Editor Gillian Parkinson said:

"The awards are a fitting way to celebrate all the good work going on in primary and secondary schools across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. The aim is to recognise the efforts of all levels and sectors of the education system - not just high achievers. We want as many nominations as possible so we can honour schools and individuals and celebrate the undoubted young talent that exists in our area. So please get nominating now and help make our special awards evening an event to be remembered. For people to get the recognition they deserve we need those who know all about this great work to tell us. So do not miss out - make sure you nominate someone today!”

How do you nominate?

Simply send in your nomination by post to: Education Awards, Lancashire Evening Post, c/o Avroe House, Avroe Crescent, Blackpool Business Park, Blackpool FY4 2DP.

Or you can email your entry to competitions@lep.co.uk

Closing date for nominations is Friday, May 27.

Your nomination should consist of your name and contact details, plus the name of the school/ person you are nominating and a brief explanation (in no more than 250 words) why they have been nominated and include their contact address and telephone number. (Sixth Forms and Nurseries are not eligible.)

A panel of judges will examine all nominations and select shortlisted finalists in each category. All finalists will be invited to a prestigious presentation evening, where the winners, as chosen by the judges, will be announced.

The Awards Evening

The Education Awards will take place at the Charter Theatre in Preston on Thursday 23rd June. The shortlisted nominees from each award category will be invited to the evening along with all the sponsors.

It is now over to you to let us know who you would like to nominate for an award and be in with the chance of winning one of these prestigious titles.

We look forward to receiving your nominations! Good Luck!

You can find more details on this event on our emag here