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Award Categories

For 2019 we have an additional 2 awards to add to the award categories at the Aber First Awards. You are welcome to nominate or self-nominate for more than one award, but please ensure the information you provide is relevant to that specific award (as this is what you'll be judged on!).

The Green Award

This award will champion businesses, organisations or individuals who have taken significant steps in recent months to improve their sustainability, and implementing environmentally friendly practises. Even if the change is simple, we'd love to hear about it.

Shopping Experience Award

A chance for some of our fantastic stores to shine. Open to any business selling goods and services to the public, we want to hear about the best shopping experiences in the area.

Food and Drink Award

We want to celebrate the culinary delights on offer in our area. Open to anyone working with food and drink.

Outstanding Contribution to the Community Award

Do you know somebody or a business/organisation who goes the extra mile to help our local community?

Celebrating New Business Award

Opening a new business or venture can be difficult, so we want to celebrate the achievements of our business start-ups (3 years or less).

Promoting the Arts Award

Open to anyone who helps promote visual or performing arts - including groups, societies, venues and promoters.

Happily Ever After Award

This award is open to all and any type of business who help make a wedding day a day to remember. From venues to stationery, hairdressers to caterers, we want to know!

Welsh Language Award

Celebrating the promotion and support of the Welsh language in the area.

Rising Star Award

An award to celebrate those who go the extra mile - volunteers, employees or apprentices.

Best Aber Welcome Award

A leisure and tourism based award to recognise contributions made by business and community to make Aberystwyth a great holiday destination.

Milestone of the Year Award

Recognising significant milestone(s) or achievements by established businesses or organisations during 2018 and 2019. Shout out about it and let us know!

Event of 2018

A new award for 2019, we want you, the public to choose your Event of 2018! The event can be anything that happened in the Menter Aberystwyth area (roughly stretching from Llanrhystud to Eglwysfach). We have a list of events from 2018, but an option for you to add another too if we've missed something off the list!

Vote for 3 events in total, by clicking here.

Overall Winner

Selected by the judges during Judging Week, the overall winner will be one of our finalists from the above awards.