For the 16th time, the editors of Drenthe newspaper Emmer Courant organise the readers’ choice award to select the best resident of the municipality of Emmen. Anyone can nominate a local candidate who has done something important in 2019: from volunteer to politician and from caregiver to athlete or entrepreneur.
Last year, the title of the Emmenaar of 2018 was awarded to former FC Emmen director Wim Beekman, whose football club was promoted to the first tier of football in the Netherlands in 2017. The Emmen Cultural Prize was received by children’s book writer Pieter Koolwijk, who has so far written five children’s books published in several countries.
This year, readers can nominate candidates up to November 28, then a special jury will examine the contenders and will publish the names of selected Emmenaars that can be voted on. During the traditional New Year’s reception of the municipality of Emmen, mayor Eric van Oosterhout will announce the winner of the vote on January 3 in the Atlas Theater.
Do you know someone who deserves to become the Emmenaar of 2019? Then feel free to send the name to firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to explain why this person should be awarded the prize.