Nominations open for coveted Lincoln Civic Award 2018

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The trustees of the Lincoln Civic Award are inviting people to nominate outstanding individuals, organisations or businesses to receive the coveted accolade for 2018.

The award, which is presented annually, will go to a charity, company or person who has, in the opinion of the trustees, brought credit to the city of Lincoln.

They will join a line-up of award-winning individuals, organisations and firms who have made a real difference over time or through one outstanding act or performance.

The highly-coveted Lincoln Civic Award is made in silver and was crafted in the style of an eight-sided obelisk by the late Lincoln silversmith Derek Birch. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Last year, Ray Hooley, then aged 89, received the award from the city’s Mayor at a special ceremony in Lincoln’s Guildhall.

Ray, who was information officer and librarian for the former engineering company Ruston & Hornsby and who was nominated by his daughter Kerry Blackbourn, said he was “flattered, overwhelmed and very grateful” to be presented with the award.

Chairman of the Lincoln Civic Award Trustees Henry Ruddock said: “Lincoln continues to grow and diversify and it is always exciting to see the wide variety of individuals, businesses and groups who get nominated for the fabulous Lincoln Civic Award.

“This prestigious accolade, which stands 19 inches high and features an eight-sided obelisk is as coveted today as when it was first presented in 1967 and we encourage as many people as possible to suggest our next winner.”

People can make nominations by going online and registering their suggestion(s) on the website or by going into City of Lincoln Council’s offices and picking up a printed entry form, which should be delivered to City Hall in Beaumont Fee, Lincoln – by post or in person.

Entries close on March 2 and the Civic Award will be presented at a ceremony in Lincoln’s Guildhall on April 12.