Last chance to nominate your Press community champions!

THE PRESS is looking to champion West Fife’s unsung heroes – and you’ve got just one week to make certain the star of your street gets the honour they deserve.

Our annual Community Champions Awards for 2019 will take place at the Glen Pavilion on Friday, June 14, and the deadline for entries closes next Thursday, April 18.

The aim of the awards is to recognise, reward and celebrate the people who make our communities a better place.

Press editor Simon Harris said: “As an editor, I want to champion the West Fife community whenever I can. We continue to fight for better rail services and cheaper cinema tickets for our readers. Now we want your help to find the community champions and unsung heroes who deserve to be honoured for the selfless work they do.”

The generous sponsors who have backed our awards are also encouraging as many entries as possible to help showcase all the positives in West Fife:


Graham Allison, general manager at Amazon’s Dunfermline Fulfilment Centre, said: “Supporting the local community is very important to us. I am delighted that, for the third consecutive year, Amazon is sponsoring the Heart of Gold award. In West Fife, we have so many amazing people who work tirelessly and go above and beyond to help others. Their stories are staggering, and I encourage people to nominate their family, friends or neighbours who may truly have a Heart of Gold.”


Ewan Reed, director of manufacturing – Subsea East, TechnipFMC, said: “To have an idea for a business is one thing, but to project that idea and yourself out into the world takes real guts, determination and resilience. The Young Enterprise Champion award aims to recognise the hard work that goes into creating a successful business which impacts the community. This work often goes on behind the scenes, and so to be recognised in business creates a drive to be even more successful, and this will positively impact not only the individual but the local community.”

Canvas Holidays

A spokesperson for Canvas Holiday said: “Canvas Holidays are proud to support the 2019 Community Champion Awards for the fifth year running. As a local family holiday company, we are delighted to be part of recognising exceptional young people in our community who have achieved so much. Each year we are truly moved and inspired by those who are nominated.”

Oliver & Robb Architects

Partner David Tibbs, Oliver & Robb Architects, said: “ORA are delighted to support the 2019 Community Champion Awards and in particular, the Entrepreneurial category. Through our involvement in architecture, we understand the synergy between creativity and business success and its ability to promote new and exciting, innovative enterprises. We are therefore pleased to support and celebrate the commitment, passion and contribution of both individuals and businesses within our local community. We wish all involved every success, for a dynamic community can only be founded upon the contribution of those living and working within our local area.”

Fife Council

A spokesperson for Fife Council said: “It is a great pleasure for Fife Council to sponsor the Youth Champion Award in 2019. We recognise and value the part that young people play in our communities. Fife Council and partners actively encourage and support young people to shape their own futures and develop their skills. We wish to acknowledge the vast amount of work that takes place across Dunfermline and West Fife and the exceptional contribution that young people make.”

It is quick and easy to nominate a group or individual for a Press Community Champion Award.

Once you have decided on your category(ies), you will need to fill in our entry form. The form is just a few simple questions to give us an idea of why your nominee deserves to win. You can enter online by visiting http://newsquestscotland

If you have any questions regarding the entry process or require the entry form in a different format, please contact Nina Holmes on 0141 302 6036 or email: