Still time to nominate your unsung hero for our Comet Community Awards

PUBLISHED: 18:27 18 April 2019

Winners from last year's Comet Community Awards, which will return to Hotel Cromwell in 2019, too. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography

Winners from last year's Comet Community Awards, which will return to Hotel Cromwell in 2019, too. Picture: Cathy Benucci Photography

©2018 Cathy Benucci Photography

There's still time to recognise your unsung heroes, but the deadline for entries for this year's Comet Community Awards is now less than 48 hours away.

The Comet Community Awards is in its 15th year. Picture: ArchantThe Comet Community Awards is in its 15th year. Picture: Archant

Every year we celebrate some of the amazing community-minded people in our midst – but we can't do that without you, the reader, putting them forward.

Over the past few weeks we have been highlighting some of those who have already been nominated, but it's not too late for you to shine a light on someone from our community who deserves recognition.

Comet editor Nick Gill said: “Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to enter someone into this year's awards.

“What we find is some categories are inundated with nominations, while others – such as Carer of the Year, Young Achiever, Good Neighbour and Parent in a Million – have not been so well represented thus far.

Editor Nick Gill. Picture: DANNY LOOEditor Nick Gill. Picture: DANNY LOO

“I know there are so many worthy people that deserve to be recognised in these categories, as well as the eight others, but living busy lives there may never seem a good time to put someone forward.

“I would urge anyone thinking of putting in a nomination to take that step now – it will mean so much to the person you wish to thank.

“Of course, the more you can tell us about why some deserves to be our Role Model of the Year or win the Lifetime Achievement award the better chance they will have of winning – our independent judges can only go on the information they have in front of them, so please don't be shy!”

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on Good Friday, April 19, with our judges – made up of sponsors for this year's awards – sitting down to go through all the entries the following week.

Our sponsors for the Comet Community Awards 2019. Picture: ArchantOur sponsors for the Comet Community Awards 2019. Picture: Archant

Those who are shortlisted will then be invited to our awards ceremony at Hotel Cromwell in Stevenage Old Town on Thursday, May 16.

Guests will be treated to a sparkling reception and light buffet before the awards presentation, which will be hosted by Sky Sports F1 commentator David Croft.

This year's 12 categories, in full, are: Charity Champions, Nurse/Care Worker of the Year, Good Neighbour Award, Service to the Community, Lifetime Achievement, Carer of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Valiant Volunteer, Young Achiever, Great and Green Award, Parent in a Million, and Role Model of the Year.

To enter someone before next Friday's deadline visit cometcommunityawards.co.uk.

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