l BEST GARDEN
l BEST CLEAN-UP
l BEST ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE
l BEST COMMUNITY GARDEN
l BEST COMMUNITY INITIATIVE
l THE GREEN GLASGOW BUSINESS AWARD
l SCHOOLS AWARD
l OVERALL WINNER
IN the last 12 months, our award-winning Streets Ahead campaign has encouraged and supported people of all ages, from all walks of life, helping to transform Glasgow.
Now, it is time to reward the inspiring individuals, brilliant businesses and creative communities determined to change Glasgow for the better.
Today, the Evening Times, in partnership with Clean Glasgow, launches the first Streets Ahead Awards.
We want to hear about the wonderful work being carried out under the Streets Ahead banner, whether it is lunchtime litter-picks, community gardens, road safety, flower-planting projects or something completely different.
For details on how to nominate yourself or someone else, send an e-mail to: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk//go/ streetsaheadawards
The closing date is May 23.
We will be awarding eight prizes, including an overall winner, to be chosen by the judging panel at a special ceremony in the Winter Gardens on June 14.
There will be trophies for the Best Garden, Best Clean-up Campaign, Best Environmental Initiative, Best Community Garden, Best Community Initiative and Best Business Initiative, plus a Schools Award.
The Best Garden prize will be presented to a residential garden.
We are looking for gardens that are attractive and well-kept and improve the appearance of the area.
Perhaps you know of someone who always keeps his or her garden looking beautiful, or who is on hand to provide support and advice to friends and neighbours?
The Clean-up Campaign category celebrates the best clean-up initiatives taking place across the city.
We want to hear from people who have joined together to tidy up their area, whether it is a street, gardens, allotments or even a park.
We will be looking for campaigns to demonstrate what has been achieved for the community.
The award for Best Environmental Initiative will be presented to the city's best 'green' project, whether it is a recycling scheme, a road safety initiative or something else.
We want applicants to demonstrate what environmental benefits their project has for the community.
For the Best Community Garden category, we will be looking for gardens that are used by all local people.
We want to hear about how they were set up, who benefits and why they deserve to win.
Across Glasgow, communities are banding together to improve their areas for the benefit of everyone who lives and works there.
The winner of the Best Community Initiative category will be an exceptional example of a project that encourages people to work together and which has gone the extra mile to make a real difference to people's lives.
The Green Glasgow Business Award will be presented to the company, large or small, that has played its part in keeping Glasgow clean and green.
It could be through recycling initiatives or waste management, or by getting involved in community projects that aim to improve an area for everyone.
The Schools Award will be presented to a nursery, primary, secondary or Assisted Support For Learning school that can demonstrate what contribution it has made to its community. It could be through regular clean-ups, eco-friendly initiatives or gardening.
The overall winner will be chosen from the winners of all other categories, so nominations cannot be accepted.
Tony Carlin, Evening Times' editor, said: "The first 12 months of our Streets Ahead campaign have been incredible.
"Not only have we awarded more than £13,000 in grants, to help develop projects or kick-start new ones, we have watched individuals and groups in every corner of the city be inspired to change their streets, gardens, allotments and parks for the better.
"With the help of our partners, Clean Glasgow, City Charitable Trust, Glasgow Housing Association and Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, we want to pay tribute to the best projects and most inspirational people who have played their part in making Streets Ahead such a success.
"I look forward to seeing the nominations for the first Streets Ahead awards."
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