About the Love Barrow Awards

Ever wish there was a way to say thank you for something amazing someone has done for Barrow? The Love Barrow Awards are an annual awards that exists to do just that!

Watch nominees reactions

Love Barrow Awards Season

The Love Barrow Awards starts with nominations in the Autumn and they finish with the awards night in the Spring.  The awards is where our local heroes are recognised in a night they will always remember!

The awards seek to share the night so that everyone hears about the great people at the heart of Barrow.  We do this with help from  The Bay Radio and the Northwest Evening Mail and through Facebook and Twitter.

People don’t do the amazing things they do for praise or recognition but that does not mean they should not be rewarded!

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How the Love Barrow Awards work

To begin with, members of the public nominate across 10 awards.  To be chosen as a Love Barrow Awards finalist only takes one nomination.  Next, a special panel of judges made up of previous finalists and members of the public selects the final 3 for each award.  A difficult job to do!

So difficult in fact that we have opened up the Love Barrow Awards to the public through the People’s Choice Award.  This is a special category made up of all the short listed finalists and voted for by the people of Barrow.

While the voting happens, the 3 finalists for each award get the chance to talk about their story to our friendly film crew. The awards night is the premiere for these stories.

The Love Barrow Awards at the Forum theatre

Finally, the countdown to the Love Barrow Awards begins!  The awards take place in the heart of Barrow where a red carpet reception and luxury meal awaits the nominees.  Our host, Danny Matthews from the Bay Radio, then takes to the stage and begins the show.  He leads the audience and nominees through the stories and announces the winners.

“The Love Barrow Awards night is a unique event that never fails to evoke laughter, pride and maybe one or two tears but always a sense of how inspiring it is to live and work in the area.”