A Vision Group for Sidmouth project

The Vision Group for Sidmouth together with its partners have put together the annual Sustainable Sidmouth Champions Awards.

Welcome to the Sustainable Sidmouth Champions Awards!

The Champions Awards are all about recognising the amazing people, organisations and businesses who are making a real difference to the Sid Valley.

They are about acknowledging those who have acted to promote and improve the sustainability and resilience of the community.

2023: Save money, save the planet!

The Champions Awards 2023 were about demonstrating what we can do to help ‘save the planet’ in some small, local way; about promoting the idea of transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle; and about contributing positively to the future of the Sid Valley.

The Sustainable Sidmouth Champions Awards 2023 were presented at a certificate ceremony at Kennaway House on 21st September.

With the final presentation going to Heather Spratt with a special Chair’s Award.

Photography by Kyle Baker.

Here are the REPORTS from the event:

Sustainable Sidmouth Champions Awards – VGS Chair article for Herald

Ceremony recognises Sustainable Sidmouth champions | Sidmouth Herald

Here are more PHOTOS from the event:

Congratulations! Champion Awards – all the photos! – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards

Here is the full list of NOMINATIONS:

Congratulations! Champion Awards 2023 – the nominations! – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards

And here are the WINNERS of a Champions Award 2023:

Schools and Educational Organisations Award

  • Winner: Newton Poppleford Primary School for the Bug Hotel 
  • Runner up: Sidmouth College for the School Allotment Project

Business Awards

  • Winner: Ganesha Wholefoods 
  • Runner up: Ebb Tides @ The Dairy Shop for their seaweed initiative.

Group and Organisations Award

  • Winner: Sidmouth Repair Café
  • Runners up: Bitesized Gardening and Sidmouth Community Food Forest 

Citizens Award

  • Winner: Stefan Drew
  • Runner up: Tess Bisson 

VGS Chair’s Award 

  • Heather Spratt

With more information here: Congratulations! Champion Awards 2023 – the winners! – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards

2022: Education for sustainability, education for hope!

The Sustainable Sidmouth Champions Awards 2022 were about teaching and learning about the positive ways to build a better world: Education for sustainability, education for hope – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards

The Champions Awards 2022 were about recognising the efforts of all those involved in ‘education’ in its broadest sense – many of whom were showcased in a series of weekly articles during 2022 – from Sidmouth College champions – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards to Science Festival champions – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards

2021: A celebration of community efforts!

The Sustainable Sidmouth Champions Awards 2021 started with an inspired idea – and went on to a packed awards ceremony: The Champions Awards 2021: from inspiration to aftermath – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards

It really was a celebration of local endeavours: The Champions Awards 2021: a celebration of community – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards

Peter Murphy, chair of the Vision Group for Sidmouth, presents the Chairman’s Award to Frances Newth, president of Sidmouth Voluntary Services. Photo credit: Tony Spooner ARPS, President of Sidmouth Photographic Society

And the WINNERS were:

  • Community Award Winner: Di Fuller (Sid Valley Help)
  • Community Award Runner Up: Woolbrook News
  • Resilience Award Winner: Kyle Baker Photography
  • Resilience Award Runner Up: Sidmouth Primary School
  • Sustainability Award Winner: Sidmouth Plastic Warriors
  • Sustainability Award Runner Up: Fillfull Shop, Sidmouth
  • Chairman’s Award: Sidmouth Voluntary Services
  • Highly Commended: Sid Valley Practice
  • Special Mention: Thomas Franklin

The Champions Awards 2021: Congratulations! – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards

The Vision Group for Sidmouth worked in partnership with the Sidmouth Plastic Warriors, the Transition Town Network and Sidmouth Town Council.

Have a look at our media!

The news pages are regularly updated: News – Sustainable Sidmouth Champion Awards

The Champions Awards social media posts carry other news stories about local champions: Sidmouth Champions Awards | Facebook


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through a grant to the Transition Network.
Sustainable Sidmouth is a Transition Town.