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DSSA Sports Awards 2016 Nominations

Nominations for the DSSA Sports Awards 2016 are currently being invited from schools and sport associations.

Nominations can be made via the online form here: http://www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/forms/view/dssa2016

Please note that nominations will only be accepted for schools and colleges which affiliate to the DSSA.

Details about each category are outlined below:

Individual Achievement – 1.Primary 2.Secondary 3.Disability 4.Non-School Sport
Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Special Schools are all invited to make nominations.
Students may be nominated for outstanding performance in any school sport over the last year (July 2015 – July 2016), including Derbyshire Schools' sport, for reaching county, regional or national representative level, or for performing at a high level despite difficulties which might have prevented them from doing so. Awards will be divided into Primary and Secondary School categories, as well as a disability category. Individuals will also be recognised for their achievements in non-school sport (sports not necessarily played in school e.g. ice skating) and there will be a separate category for these achievements.

Team Achievement – 1.Primary 2.Secondary 3.Disability
Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Special Schools are all invited to make nominations.
School teams can also be nominated for their success in sport over the last year (July 2015 – July 2016). Awards will be divided into Primary and Secondary School categories, as well as a disability category. Teams should have represented Derbyshire or their school at a regional or national competition and performed well. In addition to the above awards, presentations will be made to the winners of the Derbyshire School Games Individual School and School Sport Partnership Championships.

Adult Volunteers
Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Special Schools are all invited to make nominations.
Adult volunteers may be nominated because of work they have done – in a voluntary capacity or above and beyond their day-to-day commitments – to support either Derbyshire Schools' sport, or district sport over a period of time, or for innovative work they have set up over the last year.

Young Leaders / Ambassadors – 1.Primary 2.Secondary 3.Disability
Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Special Schools are all invited to make nominations.
Young Leaders / Ambassadors may also be nominated for their work in school sport through coaching, officiating or volunteering in some other way. Groups of young leaders/ ambassadors will also be taken into consideration.

Special Award – Media and Arts Contribution to School Sport
Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Special Schools are all invited to make nominations.
Individual students and groups may be nominated for media or artwork which they have produced in relation to school sport over the last year (July 2015 – July 2016). This could include photography, film, written reports, music or dance. A copy of the work produced and an explanation of the work produced should be submitted as part of the nomination.

Each school / sport association may nominate a maximum of three students in the individual achievement category, two teams, two volunteer / young leader nominations and two pieces of media / art in total. When making multiple nominations in the same category, you will be asked to rank them in priority order (1=highest priority). Extra nominations will not be considered. Your nominations will be used to draw up the final nomination list.

Last year's nominees are eligible to be nominated again for this year's DSSA Sports Awards. Nominations will automatically be put forward to the local district Sports Awards, unless you specify otherwise. Please note that due to the capacity of the venue not all nominees will be invited to attend the Awards Evening.

Nominations can be made using the online form at http://www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/forms/view/dssa2016

Alternatively, a digital copy of the nomination form can be downloaded below and e-mailed to nikki.sargeson@derbyshire.gov.uk

The closing date for all nominations is Friday 29th July 2016 at 5pm.

When completing the nomination form, please try to include all relevant information to ensure a quality nomination. Information provided will be used by the judging panel in the decision-making process, and may also be used on the awards evening itself. If you are nominating a team, please ensure that all team names and addresses are included, as we will need to send letters to their home address.

If you have any questions relating to the awards evening please contact Nikki Sargeson at Derbyshire Sport on 01773 571229 or email nikki.sargeson@derbyshire.gov.uk