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Get ready for The Mayor of Neath Port Talbot Citizen Awards 2024

A view of Neath Port Talbot (Pic: Neath Port Talbot Council)

The annual Mayor of Neath Port Talbot Citizen Awards recognise unsung heroes from across NPT who make a real difference to our communities.

The event takes place at The Orangery, Margam Country Park, on Wednesday 24th April 2024. Main sponsors of the awards this year are Tata Steel UK and Trade Centre Wales. 

Nominations are now open. So, if you know an individual or community group that deserves to be recognised, nominate them today by visiting: www.nptawards.co.uk

There are 11 award categories:

The Good Neighbour Award (with Associated British Ports)

Do you know someone who goes out of their way to help those living around them? Nominate and reward them for all they do. It could be a person who looks out for someone in their street. It could also be a group of people who together make a difference in their immediate area. Explain how they help and who they help and tell us why you think they deserve an award.

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Volunteer of the Year (wit Tata Steel UK)

Open to an individual or group of volunteers of any age who have made an outstanding contribution to their local community. Explain why you think their work is so important and the difference they make.

Environment and Heritage Award

Open to an individual or group whose work or actions make a difference to our local environment or heritage. From groups or individuals involved in beach cleans to those with a passion to promote and preserve our precious local heritage, nominations should explain why you think their work is so important and of benefit to us all.

Child of Courage Award (with Trade Centre Wales)

Open to children or young people under the age of 18 who have demonstrated exceptional courage or bravery. They may have battled against all odds to overcome challenges or shown sheer strength and determination through a difficult time. How have you been inspired by their courage and bravery?

Performing Arts Award (with Buffoon Media)

Neath Port Talbot is proud of its vibrant Performing Arts scene. This award is open for nominations for individuals, groups or societies. Please provide background to the person or group you are nominating and detail key achievements and progress.

Supporting Education Award (with Swansea University)

The last few years have been tough for young people in schools and colleges. Teachers and staff have shown incredible care, commitment and determination to support young people through challenging times. This is your chance to recognise and thank a teacher or staff member that has helped you or someone in your family to succeed.

Sports Star of the Year (with Pump Supplies)

Nominate a local sports star, club or team who has achieved something significant in the world of sport whether at local or national or even international level. Tell us about their achievements and why you think they are special.

Community Champion 

Open to individuals or groups of people who have worked to enhance community life. No matter what their involved in, let’s recognise their efforts and commitment with this award. Tell us about their actions, commitment and the difference they make.

Health & Wellbeing Award (with Centregreat)

Open to local groups, organisations or individuals whose work, actions or engagement helps promote health and wellbeing. Tell us about what they do and who they help.

Outstanding Bravery Award

Bravery can be shown in many ways. From life-saving acts to overcoming personal adversity and personal challenges. Who’s the bravest person you know? Nominate them and let’s recognise their achievements.

Contribution to Charity Award

This award will pay tribute to a special person or group whose work for charity or good causes really makes a difference. From fundraising to dedicated voluntary work, tell us what makes your nominee so special.

Tata Steel UK, Public Affairs and Community Manager, Lewis Clark said: “Tata Steel UK are pleased to sponsor this years’ Neath Port Talbot Citizens Awards once again, including the volunteer of the year category. 

“The awards are always a memorable evening and represent the very best of the local community. 

“While Tata Steel UK is undergoing our own transformation of its operations, we remain absolutely committed to the local area and look forward to once celebrating the remarkable achievements of individuals and organisations from across Neath Port Talbot.” 

Trade Centre Group’s Director of Marketing, Jac Bowen said: “Since opening our first car supermarket in Neath Abbey back in 2000, Trade Centre Wales has become woven into the fabric of our local community. 

“It brings us immense joy to announce our co-title sponsorship for The Mayor of Neath Port Talbot Citizen Awards and to champion those unsung heroes who make our community shine. We’re honoured to play our part in spotlighting these inspirational figures and showcasing the heart of our community.”