Recognition Awards

Scottish Rugby's Community Recognition Awards focus on the off-field efforts of clubs and schools across all five regions of Scotland over the course of the last year.

In the 2019/20 season, the Scottish Rugby annual awards structure was revamped and renamed the ‘Rugby Development Awards’, however in-light of the domestic league coming to a halt as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s awards will follow a new one-off format, under the title ‘Community Recognition Awards’.

Scottish Rugby’s Community Recognition Awards aim to highlight and give credit to the exceptional contributions individuals and groups have made to their local community, charities and club in the last year.

The new format includes six award categories, which will be awarded in each of the five regions – Caledonia Midlands, Caledonia North, East, Glasgow North and Glasgow South.

Award Categories

Community Champion Award brought to you by SP Energy Networks, which recognises an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to their community.

Young Person’s Award brought to you by Mitsubishi Motors, crediting the efforts of a young individual or group (aged 16-26 years old) who have made a positive contribution to their club, school or local community, or have inspired others through positive social action.

Charity Fundraiser Award brought to you by Tennent’s will be presented to an individual or group of volunteers over the age of 18 who have made a significant impact through fundraising.

Inspiration Award brought to you by Tennent’s, recognising individuals and groups over the age of 18 who have achieved extraordinary things through their efforts and determination.

Lifetime Achievement Award brought to you by Tennent’s, which acknowledges a person or group over the age of 18 whose lifetime of dedicated service has provide a significant contribution in support of their club and community.

Scottish Rugby Diversity & Inclusion Award which credits a person or group working tirelessly to promote equality, diversity and inclusion or challenge prejudice and discrimination.

The award winners will be announced in June following their presentation at a regional virtual ceremony.

  • How to Apply

    Simply complete the online form to recognise someone in your region.

    If you have any problems completing the online form please email [email protected]. Regional winners will be contacted by in May.

    Please make sure you have read all the terms and conditions of the award before submitting.

    The closing date for applications is 30 April.

    The award winners will be announced in June following their presentation at a regional virtual ceremony.

  • Application Hints & Tips

    We know how incredible the rugby community has been in responding to the challenges presented over the last 12 months, and we’re expecting to receive a lot of nominations for this year’s awards. So, what can you do to increase the chances of your nominee being successful?

    • Make sure you read the criteria relating to your nomination in full as it contains all the details explaining what the judging panel will be looking for.
    • We recommend you aim for between about 250 and 500 words, excluding testimonials.
    • Make it personal – give the judging panel a real sense of what this person or group of people are like, and how they have made a positive impact.
    • Include real world testimonials from people who have benefitted from the good work the person or group you’re nominating have done.

    Don’t forget, we’re here if you any questions. Contact us by email at [email protected]

  • ​Terms and Conditions

    This document (further: “Criteria”) describes the terms and conditions of the Scottish Rugby Awards competitions (further: “Competition”). Within the Competition we invite nominations from clubs, players, volunteers and spectators. The Contest is open for clubs registered with Scottish Rugby for season 2019-20.


    1. You can participate in the Competition if: a. you are at least 18 years on the day of entering the Competition, or b. you are between 13 and 18 years on the day of entering the Competition and your parent or guardian approved your participation in the Competition.

    2. You cannot participate in the Competition if you are an employee of Scottish Rugby.


    1. Nominations must be received via the Scottish Rugby website, nominations will not be accepted via any other means.

    2. Video clips and must be in one of the following formats: MPG, FLV, 3GP, AVI, MOV.


    1. Winning nominations for each category will be selected by the Selection Panel (further: “Panel”) consisting of representatives from Scottish Rugby and Scottish Rugby sponsors.

    2. The Panel’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

    3. The Panel reserves the right to award other special prizes at its sole discretion.


    1. By sending a nomination, you (as a Nominator) confirm that you have notified the Nominee and that you and the Nominee agree that if you win the Competition, the Scottish Rugby and Scottish Rugby sponsors may use your name and/or image in announcements of the Competition results or in any other promotional materials applicable to the Competition.


    1. We (Scottish Rugby) declare that we have exclusive, full, proprietary and unencumbered rights to the video content as a whole as well as to its individual creative components and that Scottish Rugby are not limited in any way to license copyright on the content from the video.

    2. By submitting a nomination, you (the Nominator) grant Scottish Rugby and Scottish Rugby sponsors a non-exclusive, worldwide, non-transferable, royalty-free licence to use any images/video clip(s) for the purpose of the Competition, including providing any images or video clips(s) to the Selection Panel members. This licence covers the following forms of exploitation: a. taking of or making the video clip(s) available to the Selection Panel members or to other persons involved in the Competition in a manner allowing them to access any images or video clip(s) in a place and at a time selected by them, b. public performing, retransmitting, broadcasting and rebroadcasting of images or video clips on the Scottish Rugby social channels, c. public performing, retransmitting, broadcasting and rebroadcasting of any images or video clips on Scottish Rugby sponsors social media channels.

    Any and all video clip(s), as a part of entry into the Try of the Month Award, warrants the following:

    (a) entrants agree that Scottish Rugby have the right to publish and communicate to the public the video clip in any media including, but not limited to, online, at all times without restriction or limitation and not only for the purposes of the Try of the Month Award;

    (b) entrants acknowledge that Scottish Rugby may edit the video clip in its sole discretion;

    (c) entrants agree that Scottish Rugby has the right to use entrants' names and other personal information in conjunction with the video clip; and

    (d) if the video clip includes individuals aged under 18 the Club shall have obtained the consent of a parent or a guardian (and will provide Scottish Rugby with the contact details we need should we wish to verify this).


    1. Contestant’s personal data will be gathered and processed by Scottish Rugby solely for the purpose of carrying out the Competition, and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and Scottish Rugby’s Privacy Policy


    1. Scottish Rugby and Scottish Rugby sponsors will not cover any costs incurred in connection with the Competition, including entering the Competition, submitting any images or video clips and receiving the prize referred to above except where stated above.

    1.1 Scottish Rugby reserves the right to alter, amend or foreclose the promotion without prior notice.

    1.2 The promoter is Scottish Rugby Union Limited. A company incorporated in Scotland (number SC132061), Registered Office: BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh EH12 5PJ

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