Award Categories Explained


Pride of Essex (Ultimate Award)

Awarded to inspirational adults who unselfishly give their time, often despite adversity. Setting an example to, or helping others less fortunate.


Child of Courage Award

Awarded to exceptional, inspirational children who manage to achieve, often despite adversity. Given for courage, determination, and a positive disposition to deserving, Essex based children, under the age of 16.


Community Champion Award

Awarded to individuals or groups, who put the needs of others before themselves, raising much needed funds for charity. Recognising the difference they make to the Community as a whole.


Unsung Hero Award

Awarded for exceptional care in the community. Recognising individuals who make a real difference, by putting other people’s physical needs before themselves, in either a neighbourly, or professional capacity.


Inspirational Youth Award

Awarded to inspirational young people in the community. Who make a difference to other peoples lives, and putting others needs before their own.


Star Award

Awarded to someone who has inspired people throughout the county.


'TOP' Awards

‘Team of Pride’ - We have one Top award for Corporate Fundraisers and one for Community Fundraisers -  both who have raised significant funds for charitable causes. Directa will be sponsoring the TOP Awards for 2019 – but there will only be one winner.

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Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford