Winners to be revealed on January 17!

What's it all about?

The Express & Star, along with the awards sponsors, have been searching for the outstanding and selfless individuals and groups across the region who make a difference to the people around them - and usually don’t expect any recognition for what they do.


We asked you to tell us about your family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, or someone who you have heard about and found their story inspirational. They could have provided a helping hand or stepped up when needed - the people who make a positive difference to where you live and work. 


And you did. Thank you!

What happens next?

The finalists in each of the  eight categories have been revealed and it’s been up to you to get behind the people whose stories inspired you the most and who you thought deserved to be publicly recognised. 


Your votes have really made a difference!


We have received thousands of votes from both online and in paper tokens, which has determined who your winners are for 2018.


The finalists of each of the eight categories, along with the category sponsors, have been invited to a special awards ceremony at WV1, Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton on Thursday, January, 17 when the winners will be announced – so not long to wait now!

Take a look at the finalist’s supplement which appeared in the Express & Star on Thursday, October 18 to see this year’s finalists.

We hope you are looking forward to finding out the winners soon!

Finalists Supplement

Terms and conditions:

Online voting: The online voting period is from 9am Monday, November 12 until 12 noon on Friday, November 16, 2018. Individuals may vote online up to a maximum of 25 times. It is possible to vote for more than one finalist but only one finalist per category. All votes will be subject to scrutiny and multiple online votes, from the same person or IP address, exceeding 25, will be declared void.

Printed vote tokens: Closing date for receipt of vote tokens is Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Tokens must be accompanied with a fully complete Voting Tokens Return Form. Photocopied or defaced tokens will not be counted. Tokens must be cut around the dotted lines. If posting, the correct postage must be put on the envelope. Entries with incorrect/insufficient postage will not be accepted nor will they be collected from Royal Mail and the entry will therefore be void. No responsibility will be accepted for any submissions which are lost, damaged, or delayed in the post. If there is a voting tie in any category, a judging panel will choose the outright winner. The Editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.