RSA Leading Lights Awards
Leading Lights Awards – Entry Form
Submitting a nomination for Leading Lights couldn’t be easier, but there are some important things to remember before you submit. You cannot nominate yourself for a Leading Light Award. You must get permission from the group / project leader before you make the nomination. You will need to confirm this and provide the group / project leader’s contact details on the application form before you click submit.
Nominations will not be accepted:
The decision of the judging panel on all aspects of the judging process is final.
If your group / project is chosen to win an award, you must have a photograph ready for submission which would be suitable to include in the award winners booklet.
The judging will take place in two stages. First, an internal RSA judging panel will review all entries and narrow them down into a shortlist of three finalists in each category. The shortlisted entries will then be judged by a panel of high profile individuals.
The decision of the judging panel on all aspects of the awards process is final.
One award will be presented to the winner of each category.
The Gertie Shields Supreme Award will be presented to one of the category award winners. The winner of this award will be chosen by our judging panel and so it is not possible to nominate specifically for this award. This supreme award will be presented to an individual or group for the most innovative and outstanding road safety initiative, or for their leadership and exemplary dedication to the area of road safety. The Supreme Award was renamed the ‘Gertie Shields Supreme Award’ in honour of the inspirational road safety activist and 2013 recipient of the award, who sadly passed away in 2015.
On occasion, a ‘Special Recognition’ award may be presented to a group / individual at the discretion of the judging panel. An example of where this award might be presented is in a situation where the nomination is deemed worthy of an award however, it may not necessarily fit into any of the clear nomination categories and their respective selection criteria outlined. There is no compulsion to present this award every year or restriction on the number presented in any given year, but rather they are presented at the discretion of the judging panel.
Winners will be celebrated and presented with specially commissioned and personalised awards at the Leading Lights Awards Ceremony in the RDS on 7th Dec 2023 and will join the Leading Lights Awards Hall of Fame.