THIS year’s search to find Barnsley’s unsung community heroes is now officially OPEN...

You can now nominate someone you think is worthy of special recognition for Proud of Barnsley 2024.

The glittering presentation night will, once again, be at the Barnsley Metrodome Arena on Friday, November 15.

And there are awards in a variety of categories including:

Young Superstar

School of the Year

Children’s Champion

Sporting Achievement

Exceptional Achievement


Fundraising Team

Community Hero

Love Where You Live

Green Hero


Charity Group

Triumph Over Adversity

Hospital Hero

Community Group.

You can nominate someone you know by visiting the Barnsley Chronicle website or by emailing brief details to:

Barnsley Chronicle editor Andrew Harrod said Proud of Barnsley continues to grow bigger and better each year. He added: “Every year, we think we have reached the pinnacle in terms of the number and calibre of nominations. Then once the nominations start coming in, we always end up being astounded that there are so many people still out there whose hard work would probably slip under the radar were it not for the Proud of Barnsley Awards.

“Proud of Barnsley is all about shining a light on this good work and making sure their efforts do get noticed and appreciated.”

This year will see a major change to the awards, with, for the first time, the public having a say in picking the winners.

We’ll reveal more about how you can get involved over the course of the summer.