Find out how our winners are selected and what our judges will be looking for.

How our winners are selected

All nominations for the Life After Stroke Awards will be considered by a panel who will agree a shortlist for each award category. Shortlisted nominations will then go forward to a final judging panel. Each member of our diverse panel has been touched by stroke in some way, and all support the Stroke Association's goal of changing the lives of people affected by stroke.

What our judges will be looking for

In each nomination our judges are looking for a positive story of achievement with evidence of determination and triumph through adversity. They will be searching for clear examples of how an individual or group is demonstrating life after stroke.

For all categories, our judges will look for stories that inspire in some way. They will look positively on nominees who are engaging with the community, and who are using activities to aid rehabilitation and recovery.

If the person or group you nominate is not selected to win an award, they will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificates will be sent to the nominee's regional Stroke Association office who will arrange for presentation of the certificates after the UK ceremony has taken place.

Tips

  • Include as much information and as many practical examples of life after stroke as possible.
  • Your nomination doesn’t have to be perfectly written. Judges will be looking for a story of life after stroke and won't be judging you on your spelling or grammar. 
  • If you need assistance in making your nomination or you're struggling with the online form, we can send you a form in the post or you can nominate over the phone. Please call us on 01527 903 927.

Read more useful tips for each category.

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