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VANARAMA CONFERENCE AWARDS

29 August 2014

Recognition for Conference clubs

Vanarama, sponsors of the Football Conference, is pleased to announce a new series of awards set to recognise performances and commitments both on the field.

There will be four named categories of awards and these are outlined with given criteria.

 
VANARAMA 'MANAGER OF THE MONTH'
As in previous seasons a recipient will be selected and an announcement made at the end of every calendar month of the chosen manager from each of the three Vanarama divisions.

Nomination and final selection will be made by an independent awards panel featuring representatives from Vanarama, the media, SportQuake and the Football Conference.

The award will no longer be based solely on a points system of team performance of wins.

Presentations will be made to the respective winners by a representative of the sponsors Vanarama at the first home match after the announcement of the winner. 

As in the past, annual awards in this category will be made at the end of the season.

VANARAMA 'PLAYER OF THE MONTH'
An initial nomination list will be submitted of three players in each division, by a group of journalists who follow Vanarama Conference. The final decision will again be vested in the awards panel.

Presentations will be made to the respective winners by a representative of the sponsors Vanarama at the first home match after the announcement of the winner.

VANARAMA 'PIC OF THE MONTH'
A new award for the best action photograph taken on a selected competition match day every month has been trialled, with the first winner for August being Matt Bradshaw of cornerflagimages.com, who is the Club Photographer of Chelmsford City.

This new award caters for an important area of match contribution which previously has gone unrecognised.

A strict entry criterion is in place, though the award is open to anyone who is a licensed photographer, registered with the Football Conference.

From one photograph submitted by each entrant, eight will be chosen for publication on the Conference WebApp for a period of four weeks and from those eight Vanarama will select an overall winner.

 At the end of the season each member club will be invited to submit their own personal selected photograph for display, from which one will be chosen as 'Pic of the Year' by an independent and professional sports photographer.

VANARAMA 'CLUB AMBASSADOR'
In recognition of the sterling work carried out by clubs in their community and in particular the support of club projects funded in conjunction with the Football Conference Community Trust, nominations each quarter will be made to a selection panel from the Trust, to decide the recipient of this new award.

An overall 'Ambassador of the Year' will be selected and this award will be presented at the Vanarama Conference Gala Awards Evening in June 2015


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