THE Evening Times is searching for the people of Glasgow who you think deserve the title Community Champion.
Our hunt will take us to all the areas of the city and will give you the opportunity to offer a well deserved pat on the back to the unsung heroes who make other people's lives that bit easier.
During the next few months we will be highlighting just a few of the people who are already making that extra bit of difference.
THE AWARDSWe are looking for nominations for Glasgow's community heroes in each of the following categories: INDIVIDUAL AWARD We want to hear inspirational stories of people who give up free time to make a significant contribution to other people's lives or to a community. This could be someone running a local sports club, campaigning for better services, tackling health issues or committed to cleaning up their area.
TEAM AWARDThis recognises the life-enhancing work of community teams, organisations, charities or a group of volunteers. For example, any group involved in fund-raising, organising community events or making the community a better or safer place.
PUBLIC SERVICES INDIVIDUAL AWARDThis will be presented to people working for a public service in a local community who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. It could be a teacher, social worker, housing officer, doctor, nurse or emergency services officer.
PUBLIC SERVICES TEAM AWARDThis is for a remarkable public service team that has made an outstanding contribution to help those they serve. This team working in any public sector will have gone that extra mile to provide help and support, making a difference to the lives of others.
NEIGHBOUR AWARDEverybody needs good neighbours, but perhaps you know a local community star who goes out of their way to help others? We're looking to recognise those unsung heroes who make a big contribution with no expectation of reward or personal gain.
YOUNG COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS
It's never too early to become a Community Champion! We're looking to find people aged 17 and younger who have shown inspirational behaviour, perhaps through incredible fund-raising projects or acts of bravery. Nominations for young groups and individuals are welcome, and can include voluntary youth groups, uniformed organisations, community groups and schools.
Where we are going next to find community champions
FEBRUARY:Maryhill, Kelvin and Canal including Lambhill and Milton; North Maryhill and Summerston; Ruchill and Possilpark; Kelvindale and Kelvinside; Maryhill Road Corridor.
MARCH: Govan, Craigton, Ibrox and Kingston; Greater Govan; Belllahouston; Craigton and Mosspark; North Cardonald and Penilee; Crookston and South Cardonald; Corkerhill and Pollok.
APRIL: East Centre and Calton including Dennistoun; Haghill and Carntyne; Riddrie and Cranhill; Parkhead and Dalmarnock; Calton and Bridgeton.
MAY: Central and West including City Centre and Merchant City; Yorkhill and Anderston; Hillhead and Woodlands; Broomhill and Partick West; Hyndland; Dowanhill and Partick East and Anniesland; Jordanhill and Whiteinch.
JUNE: Langside and Linn including Langside and Battlefield; King's Park and Mount Florida; Cathcart and Simshill; Croftfoot; Castlemilk; Carmunnock.
JULY: Greater Pollok and south including Pollok; Newlands and Cathcart; Pollokshaws and Mansewood; Priesthill and Househillwood; Arden and Carnwadric; South Nitshill and Darnley.
AUGUST: Glasgow North East including Springburn; Sighthill; Roystonhill and Germiston; Blackhill and Hogganfield; Balornock and Barmulloch; Robroyston and Millerston.