BBC Unsung Hero Awards 2020: Time to get nominating
Posted: Sat, 10 Oct 2020 09:00
The BBC are searching for volunteers who have gone above and beyond to enable sports clubs to make a positive impact in their local communities during this challenging year.
The introduction of the Captain Tom Young Unsung Hero award will specifically celebrate those young people who have gone to extraordinary lengths for their communities through sport. This award is named in honour of the incredible Captain Sir Tom Moore, who has raised £38.9m for NHS charities.
The 2020 awards are being officially supported by 'Made By Sport', the national campaign which is partnering with the Sport for Development Coalition. Made By Sport is a four-year campaign championing the power of sport to change lives and raising vital funds for organisations that are using sport to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Last years finalists all received significant coverage on local BBC TV news and were also even featured on the national BBC Sport website, with an average of 100,000 views per video.
This means that by entering your own Unsung Hero for the award could enable a vast increase in awareness around the growing sport development sector, as well as signifying just how important local clubs and volunteers are to all of our communities.
Nomination is simple:
Tell the BBC why your nominee deserves to be the Unsung Hero or Young Unsung Hero.
Entries can be either video or written submissions via the website or email. Video entries should be one or two minutes long and written entries should be 500-800 words.
To be eligible for the Young Unsung Hero, nominees should be aged 15 or under.
The winner of the awards will be drawn from a list of 15 regional finalists – 12 English regions and then individual winners for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
For more information about the award, judging, and how the BBC handle your data, read their terms and privacy notice here.
Make your nomination for either award before midnight on Sunday 25 October 2020, as nominations cannot be accepted after this time.
To nominate your Unsung Hero and Young Unsung Hero, simply visit www.bbc.co.uk/unsunghero.
(Content sources: BBC Sport & Sport for Development Coalition)