Bidgley Power Foundation organised the 1st Aston Oscars Awards on the 28th of September 2013 at Broadway School. This was a special awards night organised for people from Aston and the surrounding areas. Local people were nominated and voted for up to 21 categories of awards including; best neighbour, best carer, community champion, community group, senior citizen etc. In all well over 800 votes were cast at voting boxes placed in local shops throughout Aston.
A gala awards evening took place with nearly 250 people attending, entertainment was provided by famous local artists Khiza and Soni-J, a fashion show presented by Zarissa and a buffet meal. The winners of the Aston Oscars received their awards from a number of guest presenters including Nikki Sinclair MEP for the West Midlands, Jason Wouhra from East End Foods PLC, Ravi Masih from Aston Villa FC and Jawaid Akhtar from the Birmingham Resilience Team.