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Champion Awards 2021

The Dunfermline Press Community Champion Awards reward locals who make a difference across the communities of Dunfermline and West Fife. There are 10 awards up for grabs and we will soon be seeking entries for the 2021 awards. Help us say thank you by nominating your community champions, full event details and information on how to enter will be available soon.

Dunfermline Press Community Champion Awards 2020

Due to the current climate the 2020 Dunfermline Press Awards have been postponed to next year. The safety of our staff, guests, sponsors and suppliers is the number one priority and with the ongoing situation continuing to change, this proves difficult for planning live events and with social distancing measures looking to be put in place for the remainder of the year, the nature of this event would make this difficult to observe.

We know there are some fantastic stories of the community coming together throughout this time therefore have decided to keep our entries live so you can continue to share your stories. For those people who have already nominated a person, club or group for an award in one of our categories, all existing entries will be taken forward to next year.

See you in 2021!


“The Community Champions Awards are without doubt the highlight of the year for everyone involved with the Dunfermline Press.

“It is always such a special evening and because it is so special to us, we want to take good care of it and everyone who comes along on the night and supports our awards.

“Under the current circumstances, it is with some sadness that we have decided not to hold our Press Community Champions Awards in 2020 as, in common with many other events scheduled across Scotland later this year, it is simply not possible for us to host the event as it has become known and loved, given continuing restrictions on social distancing.

“We plan to be back next year and, in the meantime, please continue to nominate your community champions from Dunfermline and West Fife.

“Our awards are about honouring and celebrating the unsung heroes who go the extra mile to help their community. In these unprecedented times, it is has been our privilege to report on so many of these heroes over the past few weeks and we can’t wait to give them the recognition they so richly deserve at our awards ceremony next year.

“See you at the Dunfermline Press Community Champions Award 2021. Stay safe.”


The Dunfermline Press would like to thank our 2019 sponsors for their support.


Raise your profile across Dunfermline and West Fife by sponsoring our awards.

If you would like more information on the opportunities available, please contact Kirsty Loughlin, Senior Events Manager on kirsty.loughlin@newsquest.co.uk or 0141 302 6016.


The Dunfermline Press Community Champion Awards recognises the efforts of local people within the communities of Dunfermline and West Fife. There are 10 categories to choose from to give your local champions the recognition they deserve for their achievements.


    Celebrates a person or a business that has demonstrated a special entrepreneurial flair, and has used this passion to help grow their local community.


    Everyone remembers their favourite teacher. This award recognises teachers who are bringing learning to life by engaging and inspiring all children and young people to fulfil their potential.


    Rewarding a local individual, 18 years and upwards, or a group, who goes out of their way to help those around them. Someone whose actions are a force for good in the community and who we all benefit from making our community a better place.

  • HEART OF GOLD – Sponsored by Amazon

    This award goes to someone who has made a contribution of outstanding significance to Dunfermline and West Fife. We will be recognising an adult whose actions, achievements, courage or bravery have touched the lives of others and made a difference. Someone special who truly has a heart of gold.


    When it comes to charity, Dunfermline and West Fife are as big-hearted as you can get. This award is for an individual or a group who have dedicated their energy into making a real difference.


    For a local individual, team or club that is making an impact in the local sport, either on the pitch or off it. Who is the beating heart of local sport?


    Recognises young people who have succeeded in starting a business, creating benefits for themselves and for their communities. This award celebrates the work accomplished by a young person or group demonstrating good business skills.

  • YOUTH COMMUNITY CHAMPION – Sponsored by Fife Council

    We are looking for a group of young people or an individual up to the age of 17 who makes a significant contribution to their local community. They may have fundraised, campaigned on issues which are important to young people or helped others less fortunate. We know kids sometimes get a bad reputation. Tell us now about the kids whose heart is in the right place.

  • LITTLE CHAMPION OF THE YEAR  Sponsored by Canvas Holidays

    To recognise an outstanding child up to the aged 17 or under whose achievements, courage or bravery make your heart burst with pride.

  • LIVE MUSIC AWARD – Sponsored by Bandrum Nursing Home

    This award will go to a local singer, band or group who put their heart and soul into every performance, whose talent makes us all extremely proud. Our finalists will have the opportunity to perform live at the awards gala.

Click here to download a list of previous finalists and winners.


Anyone can submit a nomination, but nominees must be Dunfermline or West Fife based.
By putting forward an individual, group or business for an award, you are helping the Dunfermline Press and West Fife Times recognise the unsung heroes who are making a difference in communities across Dunfermline and West Fife. Those who have been shortlisted or won an award in the past have found it be a very special honour.
You must complete our entry form to submit a nomination. Head to the ‘How to Enter’ section above for instructions.
You can submit as many nominations as you like across the ten different categories. The categories and the criteria for each can be found in the ‘Categories’ section above.
The entry deadline is April 2021.
It is free to enter the awards and all finalists will receive one free ticket to attend the ceremony (or two free tickets if aged under 18).
Additional tickets to the ceremony are priced at £50 for adults and £25 for under 18’s.
Once you have submitted an entry, we will add your nomination to the judging pack for consideration. Once the judging has taken place, we will contact you to let you know if your entry has been shortlisted or not. We can keep entries confidential to nominees if requested.
If you submitted an entry prior to the event being cancelled in 2020 your nomination will be taken forward to the judging panel when the meet in 2021.
All the entries we receive will be considered by our judging panel at the judging session in May. Please note that the shortlist and winners are decided solely by our panel and do not come down to a public vote or number of nominations received.
The shortlist will be listed in the Dunfermline Press and on this website after judging takes place in 2021.
The winners will be announced at our glittering awards ceremony which will take place in 2021.
We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have regarding the entry process or event. Please contact Senior Events Manager, Kirsty Loughlin on 0141 302 6016 or kirsty.loughlin@newsquest.co.uk with all enquires.

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If you have any questions or need more information on the awards, please contact Kirsty Loughlin, Senior Events Manager on 0141 302 6016 or Kirsty.loughlin@newsquest.co.uk.

Kirsty Loughlin

Kirsty Loughlin

Head of Events


0141 302 6016



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