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BBC East Midlands Sports Awards: Call for suggestions

Lee Westwood of the Great Britain and Ireland team plays a shot during the second days fourball matches at the Vivendi Seve Trophy at Saint - Nom - La Breteche Golf Course on September 16, 2011. Photo: Getty Images
Image caption Golfer Lee Westwood won the BBC East Midlands Sports Awards 2010

The BBC wants your suggestions for sportsmen and women who deserve recognition for their achievements in 2011.

We are currently working on shortlists for the BBC East Midlands Sports Awards. Send your suggestions to mark.shardlow@bbc.co.uk

The deadline for suggestions is 23:00 BST on 16 October.

The sports teams and individuals must be based in or resident within the BBC East Midlands area.

All candidates must have achieved a high standard of performance at local, national or international level between 1 November 2010 and 30 October 2011.

BBC East Midlands Sports Awards will be held at Loughborough University, the home of Team GB's Olympic preparation camp, on 17 November.

Below are details of the award categories and the terms and conditions for nominations.

Award categories

Sports Personality of the Year/Disabled Sports Personality of the Year

Eligibility: Based, born or resident in the area covered by BBC East Midlands Today and the East Midlands cluster of BBC Local Radio stations.

Nomination: A judging panel will determine a short list of three and a winner by considering nominations put forward by BBC East Midlands Sports Teams and e-mails/letters from the public and sports organisations.

Candidate must have achieved a high standard of performance at local, regional, national or international level during 2011. They may also have used their personality to have contributed to the community.

Coach of the Year

Eligibility: Based, born or resident in the area covered by BBC East Midlands Today and the East Midlands cluster of BBC Local Radio stations.

Nomination: A judging panel will determine a short list of three and a winner by considering nominations put forward by BBC East Midlands Sports Teams and e-mails/letters from the public and sports organisations.

Candidate must display achievement during 2011 demonstrating success in enhancing the motivation and performance of the team/individual they have coached. Generally this will be at elite level.

Team of the Year

Eligibility: Based in the East Midlands area…any age group, professional or amateur.

Nomination: A judging panel will determine a short list of three and a winner by considering nominations put forward by BBC East Midlands Sports Teams along with e-mails/letters from the public and sports organisations.

Team must have achieved a high standard of performance at local, regional, national or international level in 2011.

Junior Sportsperson of the Year/Junior Disabled Sportsperson of the Year

Eligibility: Based, born or resident in the area covered by BBC East Midlands Today and the East Midlands cluster of BBC Local Radio stations. They must be under 18 on 1 November 2011.

Nomination: A judging panel will determine a short list of three and a winner by considering nominations put forward by BBC East Midlands Sports Teams along with e-mails/letters from the public and sports organisations.

Candidate must have achieved a high standard of performance at local, regional, national or international level during 2011.

Football Achievement of the Year

Eligibility: Based, born or resident in the area covered by BBC East Midlands Today and the East Midlands cluster of BBC Local Radio stations.

Nomination: A judging panel will determine a short list of three and a winner by considering nominations put forward by BBC East Midlands Sports Teams along with e-mails/letters from the public and sports organisations.

Candidate or team must have achieved a high standard of performance during 2011.

Brian Clough Award

Eligibility: Based, born or resident in the area covered by BBC East Midlands Today and the East Midlands cluster of BBC Local Radio stations.

Nomination: A judging panel will determine a short list of three and a winner by considering nominations put forward by BBC East Midlands Sports Teams along with e-mails/letters from the public and sports organisations.

Candidate must have made a significant breakthrough during 2011 and show potential to achieve a high standard of performance at national or international level. It's recognition of someone who hopefully will go on to make an impact in their sport.

Candidate must have achieved a high standard of performance during 2011.

Enterprise in Sport Award

Eligibility: A company or individual based or working in the area covered by BBC East Midlands Today and the East Midlands cluster of BBC Local Radio stations.

Nomination: A judging panel will determine a short list of three and a winner by considering nominations put forward by BBC East Midlands Sports Teams along with e-mails/letters from the public and sports organisations.

This award is for businesses and organisations that have made a significant contribution to the sports world. This may be through innovation or marketing or some other facet of business.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Eligibility: Based, born or resident in the area covered by BBC East Midlands Today and the East Midlands cluster of BBC Local Radio stations.

Nomination: By panel consisting of BBC staff and three independent judges.

Candidate must have contributed significantly to sport in the region and be a role model for others.

Judges Special Award

Eligibility: Based, born or resident in the are covered by BBC East Midlands Today and the East Midlands cluster of BBC Local Radio stations. For the junior category, under 18 on 1 October 2009.

Nomination: By BBC sports staff and the independent judging panel.

Candidate must have achieved made a significant achievement to sport which has not gone rewarded in the other categories.

Unsung Hero of the Year

Eligibility: Based, born or resident in the are covered by BBC East Midlands Today and the East Midlands cluster of BBC Local Radio stations.

Nomination: By any member of the public via the authorised voting form, found on the BBC website and available on BBC receptions. A BBC panel along with at least two independent judges will determine a short list of three and a winner.

Candidate must be a volunteer and have given their time and energy for others to play sport. They must have shown an extraordinary commitment to a club or sport. They should have demonstrated a willingness to dedicate a significant amount of time to encourage sport in their area whilst asking for no financial reward. A role model for volunteers.

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