IT’S THAT time of year again, nominations for the Barnsley Chronicle’s Proud of Barnsley awards are now open.

Every year we search for the best the town has to offer in many different categories.

This year is no different and as the awards enter its ninth year, we want you to nominate the people who you think deserve recognition for what they do. Maybe you know a fundraising hero, or know someone who helped others in a time of need, if so we would love to hear about them.

Each week we will be sharing our nominees who have been put forward for an award and each of our finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony later in the year. Please note the ceremony is subject to change following coronavirus guidelines.

This year’s categories are:

  • Young Superstar
  • School of the Year
  • Children’s Champion
  • Carer of the Year
  • Sporting Achievement
  • Love Where You Live
  • Exceptional Achievement
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Charity Fundraising Team
  • Charity Group
  • Community Hero
  • Hospital Hero
  • Community Group
  • Charity Fundraiser
  • Triumph over Adversity

To make a nomination email our reporter Emma Shepherd on