The ever-popular awards organised by Menter Aberystwyth are back again, much to the delight of the organisers. This year, there are 13 awards overall – including the old favourites, some new awards like ‘Supporting People Award’ and the return of our public vote, ‘Event of the Year 2022’.

Applications and nominations will be opening on March 1st on the Menter Aberystwyth website (, and will close on the 30th of April 2023 before judging commences during May. The Award Ceremony itself will be held this year at the Medrus Centre, on June 22nd 2023 – where all shortlisted businesses, organisations and individuals will be invited for an evening of celebration.

Do not be afraid of putting yourself forward for an award, and if you know of a business, organisation or individual who deserves to win – why not nominate them? Our awards in 2022 really proved to us how much the recognition means to those shortlisted for the finals, and that is something we wish to encourage.

The Menter Aberystwyth area extends from Llanrhystud through to Eglwysfach, anyone within that area can apply or be nominated.

The categories we have this year are Green Award, Retail Award, Food & Drink Award, Encouraging Community Award, Celebrating New Business Award, Arts & Literature Award, Welsh Language Award, Community Hero, Tourism Award, Investing in the Young, Supporting People Award, Public Vote: Event of the Year 2022 and of course, our Overall Winner chosen by our panel of judges.

Laura Klemencic, who is the lead organiser for the event this year said…

“It’s hard to believe it’s already time to organise the awards again this year. After a great return in 2022 following a limited event in 2021, it’s good to be back with momentum, celebrating the best of our local area across a range of categories. If you have someone in mind to nominate, don’t hesitate – get those nominations in!”

We would like to thank Aberystwyth Town Council and Aberystwyth University for their support as our core funders – without them, events like this that mean so much to the community would not be able to go ahead.