Nominations are now open for the Pride of North East Awards, in partnership with TSB, which celebrate amazing unsung heroes from all across the North East.
We are searching for inspirational people from all walks of life, but the one thing they will have in common is that their achievements are awe-inspiring and a lesson to us all.
It could be someone who is quietly transforming their community to improve the lives of those around them, or someone who has put themselves in danger to save someone else, or a tireless campaigner.
They could be six or 106 - heroism has no age barrier - and they could have changed one life, or changed the world.
Winners, chosen by the Pride of North East judging panel, will be honoured in front of a star-studded audience at the glittering Awards dinner at the Banqueting Hall, Civic Centre in May.
They will also go forward to the judging process for the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards, in partnership with TSB, which are screened on ITV in the Autumn.
Since the first Pride of Britain in 1999, royalty, prime ministers, and hundreds of leading figures from showbusiness, sport, politics and the arts have all taken part.
All nominations received will be considered for the Pride of North East Awards 2017.
You can nominate anyone of any age for a Pride of North East Award. It may be for a single act of incredible courage, a long-lasting battle against the odds, or for inspirational campaigning. The nominee will need to be from or working in the North East.
Please choose what you feel to be the most suitable category from the list below. Don’t worry if you’re not sure - some nominees may fit in more than one category, so the Pride of North East team will make sure all nominations are considered for the most appropriate award.
Winners will be chosen by the Pride of North East judging panel, from a shortlist produced by the Pride of Birmingham research team, who will consider every public nomination received.
See the categories and nominate here.