Pride of place for awards

Steven Wilkinson of Hartlepool Sixth Form College pictured at the Brinkburn site.
Steven Wilkinson of Hartlepool Sixth Form College pictured at the Brinkburn site.

IT’S gonna be a class night at the college.

Hartlepool Sixth Form College will host this year’s Pride of Hartlepool Awards at its stunning Brinkburn site.

The awards on Thursday, March 21, promise to be a night of amazing stories of hope, courage and bravery – packed with high emotion.

And where better to hold it than one of the town’s recently celebrated buildings, in Blakelock Road.

The college was recently given a 100 per cent satisfaction rate in a student survey – and we are sure all our nominees and sponsors will be more than satisfied with the stunning facilities, including it’s unique atrium and state-of-the-art theatre where the awards will be presented.

College principal Rick Wells said “We look forward to celebrating the achievements of the award winners in our great town.”

Mail editor Joy Yates said: “It’s great to have the college on board. They have hosted some great events in the past, including their own productions and awards – as well as many other events we have covered in the Mail, such as the acclaimed Youth Speaks events.

“The new building is certainly one for the college and the town to be proud of and a fitting host and backdrop for the Mail’s Pride of Hartlepool Awards.”

Nominations are flooding in for this year’s awards.

This year there are 10 categories in which you can nominate the unsung heroes in the town.

Whether you know a fantastic fundraiser or a community stalwart, we want to hear all about those who deserve praise and have done something special.

Simply fill in the form on this page and send it to us or you can enter online or on tablet by following the links.

Details of how to get them to us are on the nomination form. The deadline for entries is February 27.

Anyone wanting further information about the Pride of Hartlepool Awards should contact the Mail’s deputy editor, Gavin Foster, on (01429) 239372 or email