SW/S Awards Nominations

There are eleven different categories available for you to nominate in. You can nominate in any or every category, but only once.  No need for more than one nominations per person to be submitted, as the winner will be decided by a selection panel and not by the number of nominations received.

Click the information button on each category for the criteria and complete all sections before submitting. There is a 350 word limit on your reasons for nominating. Nominations for our awards will be open until Friday 29th October.

As much as we would love to give everyone an award, this is just not possible. So please note, for ease of administration you will only be contacted should your nomination be successful.

Many thanks from SW/S for taking the time to nominate – it is appreciated.

SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR 2021

We are looking for an athlete participating at senior level, who through application was selected for representation on the international stage. Any athlete who has achieved excellence in their sport during 2020/2021 season.

PARA ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

We are looking for a para-athlete participating at senior level, who through application was selected for representation on the international stage. Any athlete who has achieved excellence in their sport during 2020/2021 season.

SW/S - INSPIRATION IN SPORT

This award will recognise an individual that has overcome adversity, physical or mental, who by using sport and working to their optimum has achieved and thrived in 2021. Her indomitable spirit and hard work, defies expectations and inspires others.

sportscotland - YOUNG SPORTSWOMAN 2021

We are looking for an individual, participating at junior level, who through application was selected for representation on the international stage. Any athlete who has achieved excellence in their sport during season 2020/2021 born after December 2004.

UWS - TEAM OF THE YEAR

It is recognised that in all aspects of sport, team work is key to success. This award recognised the high quality achievements of a team over the last year and reflects on how they have achieved excellent performance results. The team winning this award must have achieved sporting excellence whilst encompassing good practice within the structure.

Frame - COACH/MANAGER OF THE YEAR

The Coach of the Year award is open to coaches at any level in sport and will be presented to the individual who imparts knowledge and expertise to their chosen sport in order to ensure success at their specific level in sport.

MG Alba - SPORTING CHAMPION

This award is open to teams and clubs at junior and or senior level within sport who and will recognise the work carried out in their community during lockdown. The application should reflect on how they worked with their local community to help others. The team or club must be in membership of a recognised sporting organisation.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 2021

This award is presented to person or group of people who in the opinion of the panel worked tirelessly in the background to support athletes or clubs during the past year. This award is open to everyone, could be mother father, teacher, coach etc. who through volunteering and dedication make a difference to their chosen sport.

QTV POWER OF SPORT

This awards aims to highlight the amazing work of organisations across Scotland who are using sport and/or physical activity programmes designed for women and/or girls, to create a positive impact on local communities and individuals in need.

Active Scotland - MEDIA & GENDER EQUALITY

This award is open to individuals and organisations within the wider media, who through their endeavours have made an impact in the broadcast/coverage of an event/sport which has helped to raise awareness, increase the profile and impact on women in sport. Promoting equality in the workplace, increasing coverage of women in sport, promoting women’s sporting events, are just some examples. We invite commentators, bloggers, and podcast creators etc. to enter.

Tru Wealth - PIONEER IN SPORT

Following our first Pioneers in Sport lunch in March 2018, we continue to induct into the SW/S Hall of Fame, celebrating the pioneering spirit. For this award we are looking for a woman who through her work in sport, which would largely have gone unrecognised, whether on or off the field, prior to 1990, has empowered and inspired women and girls to participate in sport today.

Nominations