Hall of Fame

The Signature Hall of Fame is a one-off event, where we will come together for Signature’s 40th-year celebration, recognising those people who have gone above and beyond to improve deaf communication over this time.

Over the 40 years we have seen so many inspiring stories and people doing amazing things to improve access for deaf people from the historic BSL Bill, the potential GCSE in BSL and Rose Ayling-Ellis winning BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. We believe many of these people deserve to be included in the Signature Hall of Fame.

The event will take place on Friday 18th November 2022 at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

The Venue

The National Football Museum is based in the City Centre of Manchester and it is England’s only national museum for football.
The world’s biggest football museum where you will discover how football became the game of our lives, following the stories through fascinating objects and exhibitions. Unearth the game’s origins, relive the FA Cup fairytales and explore the different aspects and issues that make the game such an integral part of our culture and society.

Why did we pick this venue?

When looking for a venue for our Hall of Fame event, we needed somewhere that made a statement, somewhere that has an identity, we believe the National Football Museum has this. A venue where they showcase the best of the best, the skill and passion for what they do – much like everyone we will celebrate at the Signature Hall of Fame! Celebrating, people, groups and organisations that make a difference through the impact of the work they do on our lives and how it shapes who we are.

Make a nomination

The Signature Hall of Fame is open to everyone - individuals, teams, and organisations working in the UK, recognising those people and organisations who have gone above and beyond to improve deaf communication over the last 40 years.

Nominations for inductees to the hall of fame will open on Monday 4th April and will close at 5pm on Monday 29th July 2022.

We will be inducting 10 people or groups into the Signature Hall of Fame, with up to 50 on the shortlist – each of those are inspiring better access to deaf communication.

Nominees can come from anywhere, they could be teachers who have inspired a generation of people to learn Sign Language, a organisation that has gone way beyond the ‘norm’ to improve access for Deaf customers or a celebrity who has inspired millions to try BSL throughout their careers.

How to make a nomination:

  • Go to the Signature Hall of Fame page on our website and complete a nomination form
  • Go into plenty of detail and tell us as much as you can. If you’re nominating yourself, don’t be modest!
  • Make sure you leave the right contact details for the nominee so we can let them know if they are shortlisted
  • Do all of this before the nomination deadline at 5pm on Monday 29th July 2022.

The Shortlist

Nominations for inductees to the hall of fame will open on Monday 4th April and will close at 5pm on Monday 29th July 2022.

The shortlist will then be drawn up by a panel of judges, those lucky nominees will be invited as a guest of Signature to the event to celebrate.

Ticket Information

Ticketing Information will be released shortly after shortlisting has taken place in August.

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