Annual Awards

Visionary members and partners are amazing and we never hesitate to shout about it, which is why we love to recognise the wonderful work which takes place with our Annual Awards.

As ever, the Visionary Annual Awards aim to celebrate the impactful services delivered across the Visionary network and the positive difference you make to the lives of blind and partially sighted people.  The awards highlight the achievements of local charities, shares good practice, and shines a spotlight the talent, expertise and impact of the local sight loss sector.

We also recognise our wonderful partners with the National Partner award, an opportunity to recognise national organisations who have demonstrated a commitment to make a difference to blind and partially sighted people locally.

The awards are open to Visionary members and some are open to our national partners. You can nominate your own organisation or another that you believe deserves recognition no later than 5pm on Monday 1 November 2021.

Award winners are selected by a Visionary member and partner vote and will be announced at the Visionary Annual Conference on Friday 26 November 2021.

With thanks to RNIB and Guide Dogs UK we are delighted to announce that the winning organisations will each receive £500 prize, a trophy and branded electronic PR resources.

To submit your nomination please complete this form.

Rainbow Award

Image is the RNIB Logo with See Differently underneath RNIB

Sponsored by RNIB

For this award, we want to hear about who your Rainbow has been within the Visionary Network over the last 12 months.

Throughout the past year, Visionary members have consistently shared their knowledge, time and expertise with us and the entire Visionary network. Through this award we want to recognise this.  We welcome nominations from or for member organisations who have been open and generous; sharing knowledge, challenges, their staff and practical information and examples of what has worked for them.

This award is for Visionary member organisations.
Visionary Members and Partners can nominate others for this award.

A huge thank you to colleagues at RNIB for sponsoring this award.

Disruption Award

Image is Guide Dogs logo

Sponsored by Guide Dogs UK

For this award we want to hear about how your organisation has disrupted your usual service delivery model to create or develop a service or initiative that has benefited visually impaired people locally.  This could include, but not exclusively, where your organisation has developed its’ services in response to COVID-19.  We want to hear about innovative and creative examples that will inspire others.

This award is for Visionary member organisations.
Visionary Members and Partners can nominate others for this award.

A huge thank you to colleagues at Guide Dogs UK for sponsoring this award.

Transformation Award

For this award to hear about how you have transformed your services to connect with Blind and Partially Sighted People in new and innovative ways.  This may be through working with others to implement an initiative or service that has strengthened or created new on the ground local provision for blind and partially sighted people. This could be an example of where you have worked successfully with another member, your local authority, a statutory or other provider or with a national sight loss organisation.

It could also be that you have transformed the how you connect with Blind and Partially Sight People in other ways such as through digitalisation.  We want to hear about your innovative transformations and the positive impact on your communities.

This award is for Visionary member organisations and also open to national partner organisations where the national partners have worked in partnership to improve local service provision.

Visionary Members and Partners can nominate others for this award.

National Partner Award

For this award we want to hear about national organisations who have demonstrated a commitment to make a difference to blind and partially sighted people locally. It may be an example of a national or more locally focussed campaign, project or initiative that has had a positive impact on the lives of blind and partially sighted people, facilitated additional support or has made a significant difference to a local organisation.

This award is open to any organisations with a UK-wide remit that is a Visionary National Partner.

National partners can nominate themselves, and nominations are also welcome from Visionary members wishing to highlight positive work by national organisations in their local areas.

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