Lincoln Civic Award nominations open

The search is on to find a Lincoln resident, group or company that deserve the 2013 Lincoln Civic Award, the top honour of the city.

The annual obelisk award, which stands at 19 inches high, is given to those who have worked hard in the city for the past year.

The winning nominee gets to keep the award for a year, but from this year onwards they will be able to keep a small replica.

For the first time, people can also nominate a winner by going online and filling out the form on the City Council website.

Printed entry forms are available in Ruddocks on the High Street. These can be sent to City Hall in person or by post to The Civic & Executive Office Manager, City of Lincoln Council, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DD.

Lincoln Civic Award Trustees Chairman Richard Vigar said: “This is an absolutely magnificent award and it has been presented to an amazing variety of individuals, organisations and companies since 1967.

“They include Lincoln City Football Club, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, Radio Lincolnshire, the Lincolnshire Echo, international swimmer Paul Palmer, Micrometric Techniques’ founder Dr Maurice Gates, and sports presenter and speaker John Inverdale.”

The Rotary Club also received the award in 2010. Rotarian Henry Ruddock said: “As a Rotary Cub, we run a number of projects.

“We raise £40,000 to £50,000 a year and give money away through our charitable trust.

“Those helped have included St Barnabas Hospice, the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance and LIVES. We have also supported projects to build schools and medical clinics in Africa and India and other initiatives run by local (Lincoln area) people.

“Being presented with the Lincoln Civic Award was recognition for The Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia’s efforts. It was greatly appreciated by the Club and a great encouragement for us to continue with our efforts.”

The award will be presented in a special ceremony in the city’s Guildhall.