Guide Dogs Annual Awards 2017

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The Guide Dogs Annual Awards celebrate partnerships and people who have taken extraordinary steps to make a difference to someone living with sight loss. When you lose your sight it is life changing. But, so is the amazing partnership of a guide dog or My Guide volunteer.

Unsung heroes also work tirelessly in communities to break down barriers and fight for changes that make a huge difference to people who are blind or partially sighted.

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The ceremony

The Guide Dogs Annual Awards 2017 will take place on Wednesday 17 May at the Hurlingham Club in Chelsea, London.

As always, the red carpet will be attended by celebrity supporters, guide dog heroes and puppies in training.

To book a table please visit our table booking page. Early bird discounts are available until 31 December 2016.

Award categories

Inspirational Guide Dog Owner of the Year

A current guide dog owner (working with a guide dog since at least 1 July 2015) who has achieved something exceptional or overcome a significant challenge in the last year.

Guide Dog of the Year: Beyond the Call of Duty – Sponsored by Specsavers

Nominate a four-legged hero who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect or look after their owner.

Guide Dog of the Year: Life Changing

All guide dogs are life changing, but do you know a very special dog who has completely transformed someone’s life?

My Guide Partnership

This award recognises the incredible difference a My Guide partnership can make to both the person being supported and the sighted guide volunteer.

Young Persons Achievement

Do you know someone aged between 14 and 25 with sight loss who has achieved great things early in life?

Collaboration of the Year

This award is for individuals and organisations that have made an invaluable contribution to improving the lives of people with sight loss.

Breaking Down Barriers

There are still too many barriers that prevent people with sight loss from having the same freedom as others. However, there are also incredible people and organisations who fight tirelessly to break these down.

View sponsorship packages still available.

Who will you nominate?

Don’t miss this opportunity to recognise the huge impact that a person, guide dog, volunteer or company has on someone’s life, family and wellbeing.

Whether this is protecting them from harm, helping to discover new places, boosting confidence to achieve great things, or improving the communities we live in. The recognition of a Guide Dogs Annual Award is the perfect way to say thank you and well done.

Hear from some of our previous winners in the short film below.


How to nominate

Submitting a nomination is quick and easy. In 500 words or less, tell us why your chosen guide dog, person, team or organisation should win an award.

Nominations close on Friday 9 December 2016.

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