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Inspirational people wanted for Lincoln Civic Award

The City of Lincoln Council is encouraging people to submit an outstanding individual or organisation for this year’s Lincoln Civic Award.

The annual Lincoln Civic Award celebrates people, charities or companies which bring credit to the city.

Their work can be a single act, or performance over a period of time.

The winner will be presented with the striking silver accolade at a ceremony in the Guildhall.

The award, crafted by the late Lincoln silversmith Derek Birch, is 19 inches tall, styled like an eight-sided obelisk.

The winner of the award can keep the trophy for one year, but retains a small replica permanently.

Lincoln Civic Award Trustees Chairman Henry Ruddock said: “The city is growing in prominence every year and attracting a wider range of residents, students, innovative organisations and entrepreneurial companies.

“That’s what makes the prospect of receiving nominations really exciting. We simply cannot predict whose names will crop up and we are hoping that as many people and organisations as possible will put on their thinking caps and give us a real challenge when it comes to deciding who is the winner.

“Previous recipients include Lincoln City Football Club, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, Radio Lincolnshire, Micrometric Techniques’ founder Dr Maurice Gates, the sports presenter and speaker John Inverdale and The Rotary Club of Lincoln Colonia.”

Lincoln Mayor Councillor Karen Lee presents the Lincoln Civic Award to Running Imp International’s directors Caroline Birkin and Chris Illsley.
Lincoln Mayor Councillor Karen Lee presents the Lincoln Civic Award to Running Imp International’s directors Caroline Birkin and Chris Illsley.

Last year, the award was scooped up by Running Imp. The 25-years-old company supplies events organisers in need of medals and trophies for events at home and abroad.

You can nominate someone for the award online, or by picking up an entry form in Ruddocks on the High Street.

After filling in the form, deliver to City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, by post or in person.

Entries close at 12 noon on Friday, March 7, and the Civic Award will be presented on April 16.