Orkney's most prestigious sporting awards returns as the search to discover who will be Orkney's Sportsperson of the Year 2019 begins. The Orkney Sports Awards will take place on Friday, January 24 2020 at the KGS Sports Centre. These Awards will showcase our exceptional sporting community.
Organised by Orkney Islands Council's Active Schools Team and sponsored by the Orcadian and other local organisations, these awards celebrate and recognise the county's vast sporting achievement and success over the past year.
Ten awards will be presented on the evening and they are designed to celebrate every level of Orkney's sports scene. From top athletes who could be in the running for the Sportsperson of the Year or the Team of the Year, to those whose work cannot be underestimated - the officials, coaches and volunteers.
Nominations can now be made with the nomination period closing at midnight on Sunday, 24 November. Members of the public are invited to send their completed forms to: Orkney Sports Awards, Active Schools, Education, Leisure and Housing, Orkney Islands Council, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY. Alternatively, email your details to Active Schools or message the Active Schools Facebook page.
Categories are as follows:
The public vote for the Performance of the Year award will be launched in the new year. Details of this will be announced in the Orcadian and voting will be open for 2 weeks prior to the event.
Once all the nominations are in, a panel of judges will shortlist list each category before the final decision on the winners is made by a different panel of judges just before the event. The winners will be announced on Friday, 24 January 2020 at the KGS Sports Centre. Tickets for this event will be available to buy from 9 January 2020 at the Orcadian Bookshop.