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Entry criteria

A panel of judges will be selecting the winners of Everyday Heroes. The overview below outlines what the judges will be looking for in each category. More information can be found in our entry regulations.

Return your completed nomination form to everydayheroes@sja.org.uk by midnight on 9 April 2017.

Your personal information submitted in the nomination form is only seen by the judging panel. We don’t share your personal data with any third party and your personal data will not be used for any purposes other than judging Everyday Heroes. For more information, see our privacy policy.

Everyday Hero Award

This category is for an extraordinary adult individual who has saved a life using first aid in extraordinary circumstances. Entry synopsis should address: What happened? Who was affected? When/where did it happen? Which first aid technique was used? How did the nominated individual learn first aid skills? What first aid equipment was available if any? What was the aftermath?

Everyday Heroes entry form

Workplace Hero Award

An individual who has used first aid to save a life or made an extraordinary first aid achievement whilst at work (this can be on a colleague or visitor in the workplace).

Entry synopsis should address: What happened? Who was affected? When/where did it happen? Which first aid technique was used? How did the nominated individual learn first aid skills? What first aid equipment was available in the workplace? What was the aftermath?

Everyday Heroes entry form

Guy Evans Young Hero of the Year Award

Guy Evans Young Hero of the Year Award A extraordinary young person, under the age of 18, who has saved a life with first aid or has made an extraordinary first aid achievement (in honour of Guy Evans, who died when first aid might have given him a chance to live). Entry synopsis should address: What happened? Who was affected? When/where did it happen? Which first aid technique was used? How did the nominated individual learn first aid skills? What first aid equipment was available if any? What was the aftermath?

Everyday Heroes entry form

Yours Yours Community First Aid Champion Award

The Yours Community First Aid Champion Award recognises an individual who has used first aid to make a difference or has made an extraordinary first aid achievement in their community. A pillar in their community, they will have gone the extra mile to have a positive impact on an individual, group or the community as a whole by using first aid or by first aid education.

Entry synopsis should address: How did the nominee learn first aid skills? How has that knowledge been passed on to the local community? How has the local community benefitted from the nominee’s first aid knowledge? Please identify any specific examples of the nominee’s first aid education, training, equipment or practices in the community. If the nominee has donated/bought/acquired equipment for community use or used first aid in a specific instance, please specify.

Everyday Heroes entry form

Hero Parent of the Year Award

Nominees must be a parent, carer or guardian who has used first aid on their own child. Nominations can be made for an individual or a couple. Entry synopsis should address: What happened? Who was affected? How old was the child? What is the relationship to the child? When/where did it happen? Which first aid technique was used? How did the nominated individual/couple know what to do? What was the aftermath?

Everyday Heroes entry form

Organisation of the Year for First Aid Excellence: Low Risk Industry

A low risk organisation, including schools, of any size or nature that demonstrates an outstanding level of provision and delivery of first aid, far exceeding the mandatory legal requirements.

The judging panel will take into account the size of the organisation and the level of first aid equipment/staff training appropriate. They are looking for organisations with a rigorous approach to encouraging and supporting excellent first aid practice, with evidence of the benefit this approach brings, irrelevant of the size of the business.

In addition to the overall category winner, judges’ discretion can be used to award Highly Commended certificates for organisations achieving an exemplary standard should this be deemed appropriate.

Entry synopsis should address: How the organisation promotes first aid training and practice to an exemplary level. Examples of any staff members trained in the workplace who have subsequently made an extraordinary first aid achievement either at work or in their communities. The level of on-site equipment (which will be assessed in line with staff numbers and building size).

Entrants in the Organisation of the Year category are welcome to nominate a staff member in any relevant categories above, eg. Workplace Hero.

Everyday Heroes entry form

Organisation of the Year for First Aid Excellence: High Risk Industry

A high risk organisation that demonstrates an outstanding level of investment in first aid awareness, equipment and training of staff for their size, far exceeding the mandatory legal requirements.

The judging panel will take into account the size of the organisation and the level of first aid equipment/staff training appropriate. They are looking for organisations with a rigorous approach to encouraging and supporting excellent first aid practice, with evidence of the benefit this approach brings, irrelevant of the size of the business.

In addition to the overall category winner, judges’ discretion can be used to award Highly Commended certificates for organisations achieving an exemplary standard should this be deemed appropriate.

Entry synopsis should address: How the organisation promotes first aid training and practice to an exemplary level. Examples of any staff members trained in the workplace who have subsequently made an extraordinary first aid achievement either at work or in their communities. The level of on-site equipment (which will be assessed in line with staff numbers and building size).

Entrants in the Organisation of the Year category are welcome to nominate a staff member in any relevant categories above, e.g. Workplace Hero

Everyday Heroes entry form

St John Ambulance Volunteer of the Year Award

(Deadline for Volunteer of the Year Award is 30 April 2017)

An active St John Ambulance volunteer of any age from within England, the Commanderies and British Forces Overseas supporting any area of the charity (i.e. first aiders, administrative support, young volunteers etc. are all welcome to enter).

We know all of our volunteers are exceptional but entry synopsis should address: How do they go the extra mile to learn, support, promote or practice first aid? Is there a specific instance of their brilliance in action? Why do they deserve this award?

Volunteer of the Year Award entry form

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