The hunt is on to find Middlesbrough’s Citizen of the Year for 2011, and local people are being asked to send in their nominations.
The annual competition aims to recognise an individual who has made a truly outstanding contribution to their community and the town as a whole over the past year.
Past winners have come from all ages and walks of life, with contributions to Middlesbrough spanning the worlds of sport, business, academia and music.
The prestigious award is part of Middlesbrough Mayor Ray Mallon’s Citizens’ Code initiative which was set up encourage people to highlight the many positive things going on in the town as well as outlining what local people expect of themselves and their fellow citizens.
Through the year Mr Mallon presents a number of Mayor’s Awards to individuals who have gone the extra mile, culminating in the overall Citizen of the Year presentation.
Mr Mallon said: “This town’s single most important resource is its people and it’s only right that they should be recognised for the work they do.
“We’ve all heard of unsung heroes whose tireless work keeps communities together, helps the young grow and prosper and ensures this town has a bright future.
“Those are the people who should be put forward for this award, and who will be recognised throughout the year with individual Mayor’s Awards.”
Those nominated must live in the borough of Middlesbrough and must have must have made their contribution within the last year.
Entries will be considered by a panel of judges representing the public, private and voluntary sectors in the town.
Nomination forms can be submitted online or a form can be downloaded below. You can also call the Civic Support Office on 01642 729715 to request a form.
Nominations must be submitted by Friday, September 30.