Derry has long been known as a city of strong women.
And as 2014 gets underway, Derry City Council is offering locals the opportunity to pay tribute to some of the remarkable work being carried out by the many local women who have made a difference to every level of local society throughout 2013.
Anyone whose work has made a significant impact over the past 12 months can be nominated, and this year there are 14 different categories covering a range of fields, as well as an overall Woman of the Year award.
Women’s Officer with Derry City Council, Joanna Boyd said: “The awards aim to shine a light on the hard work of so many women in our city whose dedication often goes unrecognised.
“I would encourage everyone to take the opportunity to nominate someone they feel deserves a special acknowledgement, and let them know they are valued for their work.”
This year’s awards features the following categories: Contribution to Women’s Community Development; Contribution to Community Relations; Contribution to Health; Contribution to Enterprise; Contribution to Community Safety; Contribution to Arts; Contribution to Formal/Informal Education; Contribution to the Older People; Contribution to Youth; Contribution to Childcare; Contribution to Caring; Contribution to the Trade Union Movement sponsored by Unison; Young Women’s Award (must be aged 18 to 25 years old); Women living with a Disability.
An individual may only enter one category as regards to categories 1 to 14 inclusive but may also be involved in a nomination for Overall Winner.
Tickets for the event are priced at £15, which includes dinner and entertainment, and are available by contacting Joanna Boyd at Derry City Council (Tel: (028) 71365151).
The final deadline for nominations is 12 noon Friday January 31, and all applications should be submitted to Derry City Council’s Strand Road Offices 98 Strand Road.