Award Categories

Judging for all award categories will be carried out by an independent expert judging panel following the closing date, Friday 30th September 2016 at midnight.

Learner Award
For the most outstanding contribution to Gaelic from the Learner community. Learners are one of the most important sectors of the Gaelic speaking community and this award will recognise outstanding effort by individuals or organisations to involve themselves in the language. The award could also go to groups or organisations that reach out to learners, devise new methods of teaching or entertaining learners.

Arts & Culture Award
Sponsored by Creative Scotland
For the most outstanding contribution to Gaelic culture 2015/16. The award can cover, literature, poetry, music, visual art, theatre, best production, film or television.

Event Award
Sponsored by Bòrd na Gàidhlig
For the best Gaelic language event, one off or regular that has taken place in 2015/16 The award can go to a long established event.

Community, Heritage & Tourism Award
Sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise
For the group, organisation, village or school community that has done most to celebrate its heritage in 2015/16. The award could cover things like interpretive exhibitions, village walks, recording village place names etc.

Best Contribution Award
For the individual or organisation that has done the most for Gaelic. This could be an award for outstanding achievement but the category should be wide enough to include outstanding potential. As well as recognising those who have been promoting Gaelic for years and deserve some credit, it allows the celebration of those who have broken new ground in the language.

International Award
Sponsored by MG ALBA
For the individual, event or organisation that best places Gaelic in an international, non-English speaking, context.

Innovation in Education Award
For the service providers or students showing the best ideas and commitment to delivering Gaelic education. This could be at any level from pre-school to higher education.

Young Gaelic Ambassador of the Year Award
For the outstanding young Gael of 2015/16 who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of the Gaelic language (Under 25).

Gaelic as an Economic Asset Award
Sponsored by Thorntons Investments
To recognise progress made by a business or social enterprise in realising the economic value of Gaelic.

1. Through turnover, attributable and measurable, associated with using of Gaelic as an asset to add economic value.

2. Could be associated with creative industries, food and drink, using of Gaelic as an asset to add economic value. tourism, commercial provision of language acquisition or any other innovative use of Gaelic which has a measurable economic value associated with that.

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Sponsors Bord Na Gaidhlig Creative Scotland Website Highlands and Islands Enterprise Thorntons Investments Media Scotland Events