Award Categories

Blog of the Year Award

Many bloggers are providing fantastic opportunities for attracting and retaining people, even those who are not participating in any sport, physical activity or particularly invested in developing the knowledge or expertise. The People in Motion® Awards recognises the challenges involved in engaging these hard-to-reach groups. This category of award is for the most exciting, innovative and successful blogs aimed at attracting inactive sectors of the population.

The winner of the Blog or Vlog Award will have demonstrated some or all of the following:

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Evidence of insight learning from the targeted group (e.g. feedback).

Used innovative or novel methods of engaging the targeted group.

Developed an innovative approach to encourage participant activity.

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Evidence of successful recruitment and retention (e.g. number/percentage inactives) and participant benefit.

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Paths to sustainability and potential for replication.

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Compelling communication and presentation.

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Qualifying vlog/blog content should be part of a platform that is or has been active within the past two (2) years.

*Judges will score each of these criteria equally and, additionally, will assess the overall impact and potential of the project, along with the clarity of the submission.

The Diversity Award

Providing opportunities for all members of society to participate in physical and healthy activities is a cornerstone of the charitable objectives of trusts. This award recognises novel and effective programmes delivered to include an often neglected sector of the community. These might include people from older age groups, a particular gender, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, disability or long term health condition.

The winner of the Diversity Award will have demonstrated:

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Evidence of insight learning from the targeted group (e.g. feedback).

Used innovative or novel methods of engaging the targeted group.

An innovative approach to providing equitable, accessible and effective provision for the targeted group such as adaptable activity programmes with facility modifications.

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Evidence of successful recruitment and retention (e.g. number/percentage inactives) and participant benefit.

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Paths to sustainability and potential for replication.

*Judges will score each of these criteria equally and, additionally, will assess the overall impact and potential of the project, along with the clarity of the submission.

Teacher of the Year Award

Whether large or small, schools continue to invest in the abilities, skills and effectiveness of their staff. Schools that have shown commitment to the training and development of their workforce, developed a positive staff culture, or rewarded employees for their positive contributions are encouraged to apply for this category of the People In Motion® award.

The winner of the Teacher of the Year Award will have demonstrated:

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A high commitment and contribution to the objectives of the individual or group either through a short intensive period or a long service.

The contribution is above and beyond the expectations of typical contributions from teachers.

Evidence that their contribution has made a difference either to the performance of the individual/groups or to the quality of students lives.

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The resulting effects on the services provided by the school and what this means for the students.

*Judges will score each of these criteria equally and, additionally, will assess the overall impact and potential of the project, along with the clarity of the submission.

School of the Year Award

This category will showcase the high-quality skilled movement learning infrastructure and programmes. The award is open to any school and can include both newly constructed as well as renovated or redeveloped. The term ‘school’ represents anything from whole academic centres to specific individual elements such as pitches, courts, cultural venues, libraries, parks and open spaces which academic students may use.

The winner of the School of the Year Award will have demonstrated:

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Details of why the changes, refurbishment, renovation or construction of the school made an impact on learning skilled movement.

The methods used by the school to equip, develop and upskill its staff across any or every layer of the organisation.

Evidence of professional input and consultation adopted into shaping these changes.

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Evidence of the known outcomes of the work for the trusts – e.g. increased participation, new/improved relationships or new delivery opportunities.

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Evidence of the beneficial impact on staff involved via developments or programmes.

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The impact on the users of the facility – e.g. health improvement, customer feedback.

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How the school will positively contribute to the longevity and sustainability of the skilled movement learning of the students.

*Judges will score each of these criteria equally and, additionally, will assess the overall impact and potential of the project, along with the clarity of the submission.

Innovation of the Year Award

This award category is open to any significant, positive contribution made by an app/tool/facility in relation to the improvement of skilled movement. This could be an app that helps you learn certain movements. Or this could be a facility that has new innovative ideas to enable the learning of skilled movements. Or an organisation whose work has led to a demonstrable difference in people’s skilled movement.

The winner will have demonstrated:

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A highly remarkble and unique contribution to the learning of skilled movement through a short intensive period or a long term program.

The contribution of innovation is forward thinking and beyond the expectations of past generations.

Evidence that their innovation has made a difference either to the performance of the person or to the quality of people’s lives.

*Judges will score each of these criteria equally and, additionally, will assess the overall impact and potential of the project, along with the clarity of the submission.

Coach of the Year Award

Individuals and groups benefit from the sacrifice of enthusiastic and committed coaches in order to deliver accessible and attractive opportunities for all members of the community. This award seeks to bring recognition to those who contribute their time to help and enrich the lives of others.

The winner of the Coach of the Year Award will have demonstrated:

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A high commitment and contribution to the objectives of the individual or group, either through a short, intensive period or a long service.

The contribution is above and beyond the expectations of usual coaches contributions.

Evidence that their contribution has made a difference either to the performance of the individual/groups or to the quality of people’s lives.

*Judges will score each of these criteria equally and, additionally, will assess the overall impact and potential of the project, along with the clarity of the submission.

Video of the Year Award

A significant attribute of a great video is to form meaningful and effective messages. Doing so allows coaches, teachers and instructors to reach new audiences, drive engagement and further their social objectives. Such relationships might be fostered once or twice a year through television in stores or online.

What is important is how well the videos enriches the lives of people who engage with it. This category of award will recognise the ability of an individual or group to develop an effective entertaining video in the genre of sport, leisure or performance of skilled movement.

Qualifying videos should have been produced no more than three (3) years prior to January 2017.

*Judges will score each of these criteria equally and, additionally, will assess the overall impact and potential of the project, along with the clarity of the submission.

Club of the Year Award

Individuals benefit from the sacrifice of enthusiastic and committed clubs in order to deliver accessible and attractive opportunities for all members of the community. The award seeks to bring recognition to those who contribute their time to help and enrich the lives of others. The winner will have demonstrated:

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A high commitment and contribution to the objectives of the indivual or group either through a short intensive period or a long service.

The contribution is above and beyond the expectations of usual clubs.

Evidence that their contribution has made a difference either to the performance of the individual/groups or to the quality of people’s lives.

*Judges will score each of these criteria equally and, additionally, will assess the overall impact and potential of the project, along with the clarity of the submission.

Life Support Award

This award is to celebrate the loyalty and hard work by a selfless person or group who offered their time and support to make a significant positive impact on an indivdual or organisation. The winner will have demonstrated:

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A high commitment and contribution to the objectives of the individual or group, either through a short, intensive period or a long service.

A commitment to continued learning and development to ensure their effectiveness and duties.

Evidence that their contribution has made a difference either to the performance of the indivdual or group or to the quality of people’s lives.

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Evidence of successful recruitment and retention (e.g. number/percentage inactives) and participant benefit.

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Paths to sustainability and the potential for replication.

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Compelling communication and presentation

*Judges will score each of these criteria equally and, additionally, will assess the overall impact and potential of the project, along with the clarity of the submission.