THE search begins today to find Huddersfield's most amazing people and give them the recognition they deserve.
Nominations are being sought for the 2005 Examiner Community Awards, a once-a-year chance to say a public "thank you" to the town's normally unsung heroes and heroines.
These are the sixth annual awards and previous ones have revealed the amazing things people do day in, day out, yet never normally receive any recognition.
The awards are divided into 12 categories and we want Examiner readers to nominate people for the first 11 categories.
The 12th, a special Lifetime Achievement Award, is decided by a panel of judges.
Last year's winner was Hollywood star Patrick Stewart, who attended the glittering event at the Galpharm Stadium to receive his honour.
The previous year's winner was 1966 World Cup soccer hero Ray Wilson, who still lives in the area.
He was presented with his award by soccer legend and fellow World Cup winner Sir Bobby Charlton.
Examiner editor Roy Wright said: "Every one of the Examiner Community Awards evenings has demonstrated what wonderful people live and work among us.
"Their stories are of personal courage, achievement or selfless service to others.
"They are all remarkable and add up to a memorable celebration of local life."
He urged readers to come forward with the names of people they think should have public recognition - and why they deserve a night to remember.
The awards are run by the Examiner in association with regeneration company Huddersfield Pride.
The event will be at the Galpharm Stadium on Monday, October 17.
The deadline for entries is August 31, but people are urged to get them in as soon as possible.
Nomination forms will be published in the Examiner twice a week until then.
The panel of judges - drawn from the Examiner and Huddersfield Pride - will then draw up the shortlist of three in each category.
These people will be invited to the awards evening, where the winner in each category will be revealed on the night.
Everyone shortlisted will receive three free tickets for the event.
All will be featured in the Examiner in the run-up to the awards night.
"The awards are a great way to raise the profile of organisations across the town and the good work they do," said Mr Wright.
"So please get nominating!"