THE search for heroes will continue after the deadline for Pride of Hartlepool entries was extended.
And that means our readers have even more time to put forward the names of the people who deserve recognition.
We have already had a fantastic response to his year’s competition and it is going to be a tough task for the judges to choose an eventual winner.
But we want more to make this the best entry list ever - and you now have until early April to get involved.
So let’s get moving and put forward our top students, our hero policemen and women, our fearless fire crews and our excellent ambulance crews.
Here is a rundown on each of the categories and who qualifies to be in the running for honours:
l Sporting Achievement – This award recognises individuals who have proved outstanding achievement in a specific sporting field.
l Community Group – We are looking for a group of people, whether they are paid or volunteers, who have made a real difference in the community.
l Community Champion – An individual who may have been a good friend and who has supported you and/or family, or who you think has made a significant contribution to your community.
l Student of the Year – This award recognises individuals who have achieved success in the education system.
l Fundraiser of the Year – This award recognises individuals/groups who by their hard work and dedication have made a difference to a charity or cause.
l Child of Courage – We are looking for a child who has shown exceptional courage in their life.
They may have overcome great odds or made sacrifices above and beyond the call of duty.
l Local Hero – This award recognises, encourages and rewards people who have shown exceptional courage, grit and determination in their life.
l Green Champion – This award recognises a person who actively works/ lives/promotes green issues and green living to the benefit of the community.
l Emergency Services.
l Young Performer of the Year.
Put forward your favourites via the nomination form on this page in the Hartlepool Mail today, or by visiting our website at www.hartlepool.mail.co.uk