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The DorKing BID Community Spirit Awards

20 February 2023

Join us in celebrating the heart of Dorking – our wonderful community!

The BID Community Spirit Awards celebrate the independent spirit that helps to make Dorking a wonderful place to visit, live, work, and enjoy. We are honouring three Dorkinians who have made a significant impact on our community.

Entering is easy.

Nominate yourself or someone who inspires you. Entries close at midnight on 26 March 2023. 

Judging is based on criteria aligned to the awards and is outlined for each category below. All judging will be completed in April 2023 and recipients announced over Coronation Weekend.

Finalists will be invited to the DorKing Coronation event and award recipients will be announced live on social media. Each BID Community Spirit Award recipient will receive a voucher to use on our high street and public recognition for their contribution to Dorking.

The Categories

Sustainability Champion

Our sustainability champion can be any individual who is leading, or who is taking steps to lead change in their organisation, business or in society to transform our community into a more sustainable place. We are celebrating the sustainable qualities we see or hope to see in our community. It is important for us to share and champion today, everyday and to mark the coronation of the new monarch. This award aims to celebrate and recognise those who put our planet before profit, who make change happen, the change-makers that champion sustainability, and those who are leading projects or businesses doing things differently to address sustainability issues. 

Nominate someone/Nominate yourself:

How do you/this nominee demonstrate their commitment to sustainability? How is this individual leading, or taking steps to lead change in their organisation, business or as an individual to transform our community into a more sustainable place? Please provide examples. (200 words max)

Volunteer of the Year

Let’s hear it for the volunteers! We are recognising those who do a bit extra for their local community. Volunteers add value to our local community that can be difficult to quantify. It is how we give back, contribute, and help others to make a successful contribution to society at large. Any volunteer can apply for this award. 

Nominate someone/Nominate yourself:

How is this person or organisation embodying giving back, contributing, and helping others to make a successful contribution to Dorking and to society at large? (200 words max)

High Street Hero - Best High Street Business

Are you a bricks and mortar business that contributes to the success of Dorking High Street? What actions are you taking to help others, rejuvenate the high street, and help other businesses? You might be a mentor to other businesses, or perhaps you are working to drive footfall to other parts of the high streets. Perhaps you’re encouraging new technologies, going green and helping others to try new approaches. This can be a new business, a start up, a long-standing business – it is all good. 

Nominate someone/Nominate yourself:

We need a hero! Tell us how this business contributes to the success of Dorking High Street. What actions is this business taking to lift up others, to support, inspire and help the high street, and to help other businesses succeed? (200 words max) 

These campaigns will lead up to the King’s Coronation and we will announce the award recipients live on social media over Coronation Weekend. Judges will be announced soon.

Award recipients will receive £100 vouchers to be spent in Dorking (or that amount to be donated to the charity of their choosing).

There is also an official award sponsored by the Royal Voluntary Service, called the Coronation Champion Awards.

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