Get Inspired Unsung Hero 2018

16 Oct 2018

The BBC is once again asking you to champion an Unsung Hero from your area. The award celebrates volunteers who dedicate their free time to help people participate in grassroots sports and fitness activities.

How do I nominate?

It's really simple: Why does your nominee deserve to be our BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero?

Enter by:

  • Uploading a video or audio nomination using our online tool OR
  • Completing the form online OR


Nominate your Unsung Hero before the deadline, midnight on Sunday, 21 October 2018, or you'll have to wait until 2019.

You can view examples of a written nomination here and video nomination here.

Who can I nominate?

You can nominate anyone, as long as they haven't won before. From those who have been encouraging people to get active for years to young Unsung Heroes who have inspiring stories to tell.

If it's a sport or activity* that needs volunteers, and you know somebody who is driven and selfless to getting people active, then we need your nomination.

(* as long as the activity is recognised by a national governing body - as mentioned anywhere in this document)

Once you've nominated

Following your nominations, and with the help of a locally-sourced panel, a shortlist is considered and fifteen regional winners are announced.

They will then go forward into the national award, where a panel of elite sportspeople - with a little help from sport industry and media folk - look closely at each Unsung Hero.

After a day's fierce debate, they will agree on the 2018 BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero.