Shropshire is celebrating Dyslexia for the second year running!

Most of the 2016 Dyslexia Awards finalists at the Dyslexia Awards!

Dyslexia Awards open in Shropshire!

The 2017 Dyslexia Awards are now open for nominations and are set to be yet another fantastic event, celebrating and championing Shropshire dyslexics, young and old as well as those who work and educate them too!

Dyslexia Awards founder Elizabeth Wilkinson, says that she is exceptionally grateful to the wonderful sponsors who make it all possible, and that five of the 2016 sponsors had pledge their support for this year before the 2016 event was even over! Federation of Small Businesses-Shropshire, Sponsoring the Innovation AwardIn The Loop – Sally Joyner, sponsoring the Learning Support Award; Global Freight Services Ltd – Sponsoring the Shining Star Teenager (aged 13 – 19) award;  Claire McKeown – True Potential, sponsoring the Shining Star Adult (aged 20+) award; and Special-T Assessments – sponsoring the Dyslexia information Day Award (the only award open to nominations from outside Shropshire) were the four sponsors who pledged their support.

Since then Elizabeth is pleased to report that most of the 2016 Dyslexia Awards Sponsors have continue their support for the awards, Elizabeth says “We really couldn’t run the awards without the sponsorship from these fantastic businesses!”

This year there are 14 awards in total for the 2017 Dyslexia Awards, with 13 of them limited to nominations form people and businesses who are in or from our beautiful county of Shropshire. That leaves just one award that is open to nominations for people outside of Shropshire! But there is a restriction, nominees have to have exhibited at one of the last 17 Dyslexia information Day events, Elizabeth goes onto say “I created the Dyslexia information Day award as a way to say thank you to all the exhibitors who come from far and wide to our little event, they offer inspiration and excellent service and i felt this was a great way to help promote them, their businesses and the great work they all do, as well as a great way to say ‘thanks’ from Shropshire!”. So if you think a past Dyslexia information day exhibitor deserves to be nominated for this award you can pop online and nominate them here.  The first exhibitor to be nominated for this years Dyslexia Awards was Dekko Comics!

Here is a list of the 14 awards, their sponsors and if you click on each award it will take you directly to the award description, and if you click on the sponsor name you can find out more about them:

Innovation Award sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses Shropshire  (Shropshire)

Entrepreneur Award Sponsored by JandPR Ltd  (Telford)

Amazing Art Award  – Available for sponsorship £300

Supportive Employer Award (50 or more employees) Sponsored by Kay Heald HR (Telford)

Supportive Employer Award (less than 50 employees) Sponsored by Kay Heald HR (Telford)

Shining Star Award – Junior (aged 6 – 12) Available for sponsorship £300

Shining Star Award – Teenager (aged 13 – 19) Sponsored by Global Freight Services Ltd (Telford)

Shining Star Award – Adult (aged 20+) Sponsored by True Potential Hypnotherapy (Telford)

Dyslexia information Day Award Sponsored by Special-T Assessments, Mrs Lisa Powell (Telford)

Apprentice of the year Award Sponsored by The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant  (Telford)

Head Teacher of the year Award Sponsored by Opulent Travel Services (Shrewsbury)

SENCO of the year Award Sponsored by Scanning Pens Ltd (Telford)

Educator of the year Award Sponsored by Get Your Message Across (Telford)

Learning Support of the year Award Sponsored by In The Loop (Telford)

Nominating for The Dyslexia Awards can be done by filling in the online Nomination Form – Click here –  or to download the Nomination form – click here – and return by email or post. It is really important that Dyslexia Awards have your nominees contact details, as they will need to get in contact with them, to check if your nominee wishes to proceed with their nomination and later on for supporting evidence etc. also if your nominee makes it to the finalist list then The Dyslexia Awards team need to knwo where to send their complimentary 2017 Dyslexia Awards ticket to!

YOU CAN HELP: by printing and displaying the 2017 Dyslexia Awards poster, in your car, your window, on the works /school / college/ parish notice boards, local pub, club, community center etc! If you tweet or send them a photo of your poster on display then The Dyslexia Awards Team will add if to the gallery on The Dyslexia Awards website. Please help Dyslexia Awards shine a light on local dyslexics and those who support us!


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Most of the 2016 Dyslexia Awards finalists at the Dyslexia Awards!
The fabulous 2016 Dyslexia Awards Finalists at the 2016 Dyslexia Awards celebration evening at Enginuity in Coalbrokdale!





By Elizabeth Wilkinson

Since entering the field of dyslexia back in 2000, The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant - Elizabeth Wilkinson MBE, has worked with and provided support for thousands of people, including businesses, families, and educators.