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The Signature Annual Awards

BSL Video ButtonThis year, on Friday 10th November 2017, we are hosting our ninth Signature Annual Awards ceremony to celebrate the individuals who are making positive changes and putting others first to improve communication and experiences for deaf and deafblind people.

It’s important to commemorate the unsung heroes, the people whose support can help us all achieve bigger and better things, and those who are a constant source of support and inspiration.

Send us your nominations, and tell us all about the superstars that you know. Our eight award categories are:

  • Emerging Teacher Award
  • Experienced Teacher Award
  • Professional Contribution Award
  • Supporting Education Award
  • Employee Champion Award
  • Community Spirit Award
  • Leadership Award
  • Signature Lifetime Achievement Award

Awards

You can now browse through the eight award categories for this year's awards.

The awards are open to all educational establishments, teams, individuals and organisations working in the UK.

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Monday 31st July 2017 and the shortlist will be announced on Monday 14th August 2017.

The Award Categories

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Emerging Teacher Award

A great teacher can make all the difference to the choices a learner makes today and in the future. As we go into our 36th year, it’s important that we recognise that future; our newest teachers who are already inspiring their students and aren’t afraid to break the mould, despite teaching for less than three years.

Experienced Teacher Award

Signature would not be where we are today without our devoted teachers. The years of dedication our teachers give is important in helping learners achieve their goals every single day through high quality and motivational teaching. How is your teacher making a difference?

Professional Contribution Award

We are recognising those who advise, support and maintain the quality and integrity of our qualifications with us. We trust their work as experts and their relentless dedication behind the scenes. Tell us who has proven their commitment to the quality of deaf communication and language across the UK. They might be an assessor, consultant, language specialist or advisor.

Supporting Education Award

We want to know which professionals are doing more than just their job. Who are the communication support workers, teaching assistants and other support staff who provide inspiration, encouragement and knowledge to others, without question?

Employee Champion Award

Education doesn’t just exist in the classroom. For some, education happens in the workplace. Which employee has driven change in their organisation by launching initiatives or has championed for improved deaf awareness and communication, enhancing the customer experience for all?

Community Spirit Award

Who is making a big difference by breaking down barriers for deaf and deafblind people? Tell us about the person who has had an incredible impact on the opportunities and experiences of your community through volunteering, campaigning or inspiring a community project. The shortlisted nominees for the Community Superstar will be open to a public vote.

Leadership Award

The best leaders inspire the people around them. They might be a headteacher, centre manager, CEO or entrepreneur, but they constantly instil confidence in others and remain incredibly passionate about their role. We are recognising the leaders who support the people around them to achieve greater things.

Signature Life Time Achievement Award

This special award recognises an individual who has shown lifelong commitment to breaking down barriers and advocating positive changes for deaf and deafblind people. Their work has transformed the lives of others for the better, through campaigning, education or support.

How to make a nomination

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  • Explore this year’s categories and see which one your nominee fits in to
  • Click the button below to sign in and open a nomination form
  • Go into plenty of detail and tell us as much as you can. If you’re nominating yourself, don’t be modest!
  • Make sure you leave the right contact details for the nominee so we can let them know if they are shortlisted
  • Do all of this before the nomination deadline at 5pm on Monday 31st July
  • Our shortlist will be announced on Monday 14th August, so keep an eye on your emails and our website

Previous Winners

Last year we celebrated Signature Recognises... the Educators.

The Award recipients were:

News

The Signature Annual Awards are back!

4th Apr 2017, 12:39pm

Nominations are now open for the Signature Annual Awards.

The awards, now in their ninth year, are established as a respected annual event to celebrate the individuals who are making positive changes and putting others first to improve communication and experiences for deaf and deafblind people.

This year’s ceremony is all about the superstars. The event will commemorate the unsung heroes, the people whose support can help us all achieve bigger and better things, and those who are a constant source of support and inspiration.

This year’s categories are:

  • Emerging Teacher Award
  • Experienced Teacher Award
  • Outstanding Contributor Award
  • Supporting Education Award
  • Employee Champion Award
  • Community Spirit Award
  • Leadership Award
  • Signature Lifetime Achievement Award

The awards will take place in Leeds on Friday 10th November.

The awards are free to enter and all nominations will close at 5pm on Monday 31st July 2017. To start your nomination click here.

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