Over the last few years, our town’s unsung heroes have been recognised thanks to the Proud of Barnsley Awards and 2023 will be no different.

The search is on once again to find people who make Barnsley a great place to live, work and visit. And we need your help.

Do you somebody who goes above and beyond to help others? Perhaps you know someone who keeps a local park, green space, or area tidy? A young person who is excelling in their chosen field?

May of these people will believe they don’t deserve any kind of recognition at all. But we disagree. So if you know someone who fits the bill, you need to nominate them.

The categories for our 2023 event are:

  • Carer of the Year
  • Charity Fundraiser
  • Charity Fundraising Team
  • Charity of the Year
  • Children’s Champion
  • Community Group
  • Community Hero
  • Exceptional Achievement
  • Green Hero
  • Hospital Hero
  • Love Where you Live
  • School of the Year
  • Sporting Achievement
  • Triumph Over Adversity
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Superstar
  • The Mayor’s Special Award

To nominate someone to click here and use the contact form on the page 'How to Enter'.