14th Aug 2018, 10:55am
The shortlist for the Signature Annual Awards 2018 has been announced!
With over 200 nominations received this year, the tenth anniversary of the Signature Annual Awards is looking to be the most exciting and memorable yet. The short-listing process has been extremely difficult, and our panel of judges were overwhelmed by the inspirational achievements of everyone who received a nomination.
The Signature Annual Awards are a cornerstone in our work to recognise people who are going above and beyond to improve access for deaf people. Our shortlisted nominees and guests will be invited to a wonderful awards evening at the iconic BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art on the stunning Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside on Friday 9th November 2018.
We are delighted to announce the shortlist as follows...
Campaign for the Future Award
Catelyn Grundy (Speak for Sign)
Transport for London (TFL)
Dr. Dawn Rimmer
Bhulla Beghal (Birmingham Media)
Community Spirit Award
Southend High School for Girls
Vision Signing Choir
Workplace Commitment Award
Smethwick Fire Station – Blue Watch
Macmillan Cancer support
Bluebell Ward – Springfield Hospital
Ellie Parfitt (Deafie Blogger)
Outstanding Student Award
Excellent Teacher Award
Support Champion Award
MeSign Communication Support Workers
Professional Contribution Award
Enriching Education Award
Bungay High School
Sunshine Sign (Sarah Prudhoe)
City Lit Deaf English and Maths team
Cornwall College (Jackie Bryant and Manda Lambert)
Signature Lifetime Achievement Award
The winner of the Signature Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced at the awards ceremony.
Tickets are on sale now. Nominees will receive a free ticket to attend the awards. Additional tickets can be purchased for friends and family for £60, which includes a drinks reception with canapés, a luxury two-course meal and wine for your table.
Thank you again for the amazing response to our call for nominations. We hope to see many of you in November!
Further information about ticketing, our nominees and the awards can be found here: https://www.signatureannualawards.org.uk/