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Suffolk Hope Awards
Nominations are now open until Friday 18th February 2022

The HOPE Awards have been created by Suffolk Police and Suffolk County Council to celebrate the contribution young people make in Suffolk and to formally recognise all the outstanding things they do in the community.

The past year has been challenging for everyone but despite this we have seen some amazing examples of kindness and seen real strength within young people and the wider communities. That’s why we thought it important to do all we can to celebrate this, and continue to strengthen and build on the initial steps taken to promote equality, team work and resilience over the years to come.

To nominate a person or group of your choice in the initial stage of the HOPE awards, please complete and submit this form. All entries will be collated and reviewed by school representatives and Suffolk Police Engagement Officers.

At a later stage this panel will select those top nominations to progress onto a county panel where an overall winner will be decided. We hope we can reflect the hard work of young people in an awards ceremony later in the year.  

We have provided four categories which we feel define the HOPE awards, these are designed to link in with work we carry out throughout the year in relation to Hate crime awareness and may help guide nominations.

We are delighted to have BBC Radio Suffolk and East Anglian Daily Times supporting us as media partners for these awards.

Should you have any questions, or need support in completing this application please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Good Luck in your application!

Please fill in this Application form with as much detail as possible.

Once complete please submit your entry to the school of the individual(s) you are nominating.

We have provided four categories which we feel define the HOPE awards, these are designed to link in with work we carry out throughout the year in relation to Hate crime awareness and may help guide nominations. Prizes will be awarded in these categories.

Diversity – The HOPE Awards were first launched during National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020. We are seeking nominations for individuals or groups who have:                        promoted diversity, taken a stand to prevent/stop discrimination, undertaken activity to help challenge negative mindset and affect positive change.  We strive to motivate change and educate, raising awareness of how as an inclusive community we can promote equality.

Respect and Kindness– Kindness is often an underestimated attribute, we look to recognise actions (both large and small) which demonstrate compassion and an understanding of another’s struggles. In showing respect, we show a regard for the feelings, wishes and rights of others.

Teamwork –Teamwork is a skill we carry forward from school to higher education, work and the rest of our lives. By working as a team, we acknowledge the benefits of sharing our ideas and experiences and finding a common approach to solve an issue. Standing together we can see the impact we have.

Determination – The HOPE awards look to tackle, highlight and discuss important topics, some not always easy to find the confidence to take on. We are looking to celebrate and recognise the determination and resilience of our young people and reward their positive attitude to finding solutions or helping each other and their community.

With these characteristics in mind please describe to us in no more than 500 words your reasons for nominating the above person/group;