jogscotland Awards 2020 – nominations now open!

Monday 29 June 2020

Anster Allsorts, Group of the Year 2019 Pic: Bobby Gavin

We are delighted today to open nominations for the 2020 jogscotland 4J Studios Annual Awards!

With the emergence from lockdown still underway, we don’t yet know what form the Awards event will take – but we do know that awards will be given! In a year that has seen the challenges of dealing with a pandemic and the ensuing period of social distancing, it feels more important than ever to celebrate the great achievements of the jogscotland community.

To that end, nominations in all categories are welcome to refer to achievements before and/or during lockdown. So whether your jog leader has done an incredible job of keeping your group in touch via virtual events, or if one of your jogging buddies achieved their first 5K against great odds before lockdown – we want to hear about them!

For all nominations please include up to 500 words, and be as comprehensive as possible to help the judging panel with their decision.

We will present awards in the following four categories:

Achiever of the Year

You may nominate anyone who is a current jogscotland member. A fellow group member, Jog Leader, family member or friend can make a nomination for the Achiever Award. The nominee might be someone who has overcome great odds to get active, who is inspiring others, or has achieved more than they ever thought possible on their running journey.

Jog Leader of the Year

You may nominate anyone who is a current jogscotland Jog Leader. A group member, fellow Jog Leader, family member or friend can make a nomination for the Jog Leader Award. The nominee could be, for example, someone who has been a great inspiration to their joggers for many years, someone who has excelled at bringing their group together in lockdown through virtual activities and keeping in touch online, or someone who has overcome particular challenges to lead their group.

Group of the Year

This is open to both jogscotland community groups and workplace groups. You must nominate your own group and tell us why you think your group should receive the award. Please include the history of the group, statistics on numbers taking part, stories about the Jog Leaders and jogscotland members, health improvement achievements, and anything else you’re proud that your group has achieved. As with the other categories, please be as comprehensive as you can (up to 500 words).

SAMH Mental Wellbeing Award

For someone who has used jogging to improve their own or others’ mental wellbeing. Nominees can be an individual member, a jog leader, or a jog group.

Nominations should be submitted by the deadline of midnight on Sunday 2 August.

Need some inspiration? Check out last year’s winners.


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