UNSUNG Huddersfield heroes are to be honoured once again in the Examiner Community Awards.
The annual event is back for the ninth year to celebrate the amazing people who make our town a wonderful place to live.
The search begins today for our deserving recipients once again – and we need your help to find them.
We want our readers to tell us who they believe deserves a public ‘thank you’.
It could not be easier this year, with a special section set up on the Examiner website which means you can nominate someone and send it off in a couple of minutes.
The website address is www.examinercommunityawards.co.uk
Examiner editor Roy Wright said the awards are a chance to give something back to people who dedicate themselves to their local area.
“The awards give everyone the chance to highlight and honour those who have put so much into life and those who have achieved great things against the odds,” he said.
“We know there are many worthy candidates in Huddersfield.
“We all have a neighbour, friend or a relative who deserves a nomination. So why not take a few minutes to send us the information about your hero or heroine and we’ll give them a night to remember at the awards ceremony.”
The winners will be announced at a ceremony and gala dinner for shortlisted nominees on June 22 at the Galpharm Stadium.
There are a total of 13 categories in the awards and we are looking for nominations for all of them, except the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The winner of this award is chosen by a panel of judges.
It is given to someone with Huddersfield connections who has gone on to great things.
The closing date for award nominations is April 3.
Roy added: “By nominating some of these stars you could also be raising the public profile of their charity or organisation. So please don’t delay and nominate today.”
The awards’ overall sponsor is Aspley engineering company Cummins Turbo Technologies.
Kevin Ives, chairman of Cummins Turbo Technologies’ Diversity Council, said: “Cummins Turbo Technologies are proud to continue their sponsorship of the Huddersfield Examiner Community Awards.
“Support of this year's Achievement Award aims to recognise a person who has made an outstanding long term contribution to Huddersfield by building bridges between communities or reducing inequality.
“This demonstrates our own commitment to promoting diversity and equality in our communities and within the company.’’
Last year’s Lifetime Achievement Award wen to Prof Bob Cryan, vice-chancellor at the University of Huddersfield who comes from Deighton.
Others have include Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson, film star Patrick Stewart, England World Cup winner Ray Wilson, comedian Gorden Kaye, cash-and-carry tycoon Lawrence Batley and Roy Clarke, creator of Last Of The Summer Wine.
l You can nominate someone online at www.examinercommunityawards.co.uk or send your entries to The Events Department, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB.
Make sure you write down the name of the nominee, the category you are entering them for and details about why they deserve recognition. Do not forget to include their contact details along with your own.