This award will recognise innovative and inspiring work which can demonstrate tangible benefits for learners both inside and outside the classroom.
Community Project of the year Supported by GHA
This award will reward projects which put control in the hands of their communities and enables ordinary people to take the lead in changing their local circumstances.
Young People's Project of the Year (children or young people under the age of 24)
Supported by YouthLink Scotland
Our judges are on the lookout for a team or initiative working with young people which has achieved results that others haven't managed, perhaps through creative or imaginative approaches.
Health and Social Care Integration Award
Supported by Social Work Scotland
Launched in 2013, this award category recognises the best examples of innovation and effectiveness in meeting the Government's health and social care integration agenda.
Environmental Initiative of the Year
This category seeks to reward initiatives which have delivered a positive change in contributing to sustainability and the climate-change agenda.
Older People's Project of the Year (65-plus)
Supported by GCU School of Health & Life Sciences
If you are working to improve the lives or lifestyles of older people then we want to hear from you. This accolade will be awarded to a team or initiative that has achieved results others have not managed, perhaps through unusually creative or imaginative approaches.
Campaigner of the Year
To be considered for this award, you will be part of a group or individual who is currently working towards making a positive difference the public or voluntary sector, for example to improve services, widen access, or reduce inequality.
This award will recognise an outstanding example of collaboration in the public and voluntary sector. Entries should describe potential partnership work which can really demonstrate the benefits of such an approach for communities or service users.
Herald Society Worker of the Year
For this category we are looking for an individual whose outstanding drive and commitment has made a difference in improving the lives of people in Scotland.
Herald Society Team of the Year
This category will reward a team, department or partnerships whose public service values, outstanding drive and commitment have made a difference in improving the lives of young people in Scotland.
Unsung Hero Award
Supported by evh
This award will be given to the individual who in the judge's opinion best fits the definition of "unsung" hero or heroine. Nominations can be for members of the community, or people working in the public voluntary sector in Scotland.
Social Entrepreneur of the Year Supported by Firstport
This award will recognise entrepreneurial individuals who have set up and run a business driven by social aims. Judges will look for individuals with a passion for bringing about change, and the leadership skills to do it, and a business with clear goals and a robust model, which provides a positive response to an identified issue or need.