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Thank you for taking the time to submit an award nomination for this year's Visionary Annual Conference.

Now in their eighth year, the awards aim to recognise and celebrate excellence in the leadership and management of local sight loss charities and in the quality of service offered.  Highlighting local charities’ achievements helps to spread good practice throughout the sector and draws attention to the talent and expertise being brought to bear on charitable activity in the sight loss sector in the UK.

The awards are open to full Visionary members (local sight loss charities) and you can nominate your own organisation, or another that you think deserves recognition. 

This year, members will have the chance to vote for the winner in each category.  The winners will be announced at the awards dinner, and each winner will receive £500.

The categories are:
Inspirational service delivery - This award is open to Visionary members that can demonstrate innovation and achievement in service provision within the sight loss sector. The service could be newly developed or established, benefitting a few or a large number of blind and partially sighted people, but we want to hear examples that will inspire others.
If you would like to discuss your award nomination, please email visionary@visonary.org.uk and a member of the team will get back to you.  

Successful volunteer programme - This award is open to Visionary members that can demonstrate success in their volunteer programme. We want to hear how the programme benefits both the volunteers and blind and partially sighted people, and what makes it work.

Together we are stronger - This award is open to Visionary members that can demonstrate the positive impact of linking with others to develop and deliver services. We want to hear what you have achieved working in partnership with another organisation that you might not have been able to do on your own.

Changing lives - This award is open to Visionary members that can demonstrate the impact they have had on a blind or partially sighted person’s life. This could be related to a single intervention or a whole package of support. However, we want to hear about the individual, and what life was like for them both before and after through case studies, interviews, images and/or videos.

If you would like to discuss your awards nomination with us, please email visionary@visonary.org.uk and a member of the team will get back to you.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 18 August 2017
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