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4. Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Who can be nominated for a HOPE Award?
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Any student in Key Stage three, four or sixth form. That includes anyone aged 11yrs to 18yrs old.

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2. Can I nominate more than one person?
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Yes! You can nominate one individual or a group who have worked together. You can also complete multiple forms if you wish to nominate more than one individual for their efforts.

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3. Who can make a nomination?
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We welcome nominations from anyone within the community, for example this can be from a teacher regarding a student/group of students, a parent, guardian, family member or friend, a youth worker, care provider or even student nominating peers.

You cannot nominate yourself for an award.

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4. How do I nominate someone/or a group?
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Simply by completing the form on the “Application form” page of this webpage. Once the details are completed choose the school your nominee attends by clicking on their name in the drop-down box and your application will automatically be sent to the right place.

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5. What happens after I have made my nomination?
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Following the nomination window schools will then have the opportunity to review each application in house and we will invite them to put one individual/group forward from each Key stage group to the county panel.

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6. What happens after the schools have reviewed the nominations?
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Once each school has put forward a nomination from each key stage group, a county panel will be formed from Suffolk Constabulary, Suffolk County Council, BBC Radio Suffolk and East Anglian Daily Times, Suffolk FA and a HOPE Event will take place in the summer before the school year is over. This event will be guided by Government restrictions at the time however it is important to us we celebrate the stories highlighted by the awards.

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7. Who is involved in the HOPE Awards?
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Suffolk Constabulary has, in partnership with Suffolk County Council created the Suffolk HOPE Awards. With the view to promoting the positive messages of National Hate Crime Awareness week the awards are lucky enough to be supported by fantastic local businesses such as;

East Anglian Daily Times

BBC Radio Suffolk

Suffolk FA

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8. When will prizes be awarded?
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We aim to celebrate individuals and groups within their school setting before the end of the spring term, 8th April 2022.