Picture this, if you will…
Somewhere in a glitzy, Hollywood venue, sweaty Yorkshire batsmen, with grass stains covering their buttocks, pick mud from their spikes while waiting to hear if they’ve won summat.
Umpires, sticklers for presentation, sit all present and correct, white coats ironed within an inch of their lives, clicking their counters and wondering if these speeches are going to last longer than a Test match.
The host has a spray tan and teeth so white they can be seen from other solar systems. His patter is lost on those not yet asleep in a pool of dribble.
Well, don’t worry…our all-new online cricket awards are nothing like that.
The Cricket Yorkshire Awards are slick, easy to enter and involve not a single blubbing, acceptance speech…
You don’t even have to dust off the dinner jacket.
Entries are welcomed during August for the inaugural Awards which celebrate the very best writing, design, technology, creativity and innovation throughout Yorkshire cricket.
Whether you’re a cricket club and league, writer or photographer, they are free to enter and here are the categories up for grabs:
- Best Cricket Website (Club/League)
- Best Use of Social Media (Club/League)
- Cricket Photo of the Year
- Cricket Writer of the Year
- Cricket Innovation Award
Entries are accepted by email up until Friday 31 August at 6pm and the winners/shortlisted entrants will be revealed on the Cricket Yorkshire website in early September.
We’re delighted to welcome Pitchero as sponsor for the Cricket Yorkshire Awards – the West Yorkshire-based company is leading the way with their network of 12,000 sports websites encompassing a whopping 1.4 million members.
In the realm of cricket, they are a popular choice for clubs, leagues and cricket boards across the UK from the Yorkshire Cricket Board to Bradford League clubs like Morley and Pudsey St Lawrence and you can be up and running in a matter of minutes.
THREE EXCELLENT REASONS TO ENTER THE CRICKET YORKSHIRE AWARDS
- Your hard work and creative expertise deserves recognition!
- Winners will be promoted across all of Cricket Yorkshire’s social channels, reaching tens of thousands of people. Gold-standard publicity…
- Winners will also be included in an article on our website and get a Cricket Yorkshire Awards badge to display online.
HOW TO ENTER AND WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR…
All you have to do is to read the award description below then click the link for each award to email Cricket Yorkshire with your full name, club/league name (if relevant) and reasons why you should win.
**You can enter as many categories as you like as an individual or a cricket club or league but tailor each entry to the category.**
Does your club or league cricket website excel because of its content, navigation and design? Here’s your chance to get recognition, just explain in 200 words what it’s achieved and how.
How has your cricket league or club used social media and what’s been the benefit? Latest scores? Fundraising? Membership increase?
Calling all amateur photographers…do you take stunning portraits, landscapes or action shots? Email us a maximum of three images per person – 1MB file size limit with a bit about each photo (when, where, why you like it).
*We may use submitted photography on the Cricket Yorkshire website, with an appropriate credit, in a future article about the Awards or on our social media.
Conjure up to 800-words on any subject relating to Yorkshire cricket (professional or amateur) that best showcases your skills as a writer. It can be an original article or already published elsewhere.
The winning article will be published on Cricket Yorkshire and promoted in our newsletter and across social media channels.
What have you, a volunteer or your team, club or league done that has made a significant difference in cricket?
It might be to aid participation, support sponsors or help with coaching. Make sure you explain who benefitted and why…
If you have any questions around submitting entries then just email [email protected].
Terms and conditions: All entrants will be added to our Cricket Yorkshire mailing list with contact usually fortnightly with our newsletter.