Here it is - the highly anticipated shortlist for this year’s Best of Hartlepool Awards can finally be announced.
And once again, this year’s line-up is full of outstanding nominees, who will be recognised for their achievements at an awards ceremony held at the Hardwick Hall Hotel on Thursday, November 22.
This year the Best of Hartlepool Awards have been sponsored by Stagecoach North East, the Northern School of Art, Hart Biologicals, Joel D. Kerr Funeral Services, Hartlepool Sixth Form College, Utility Alliance Ltd, Tilly Bailey and Irvine, the Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group, and English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College.
There are outstanding contenders in every category, and the judges found it incredibly hard to narrow the field down.
But now we are gearing up to the big moment when we will reveal the winners in everything from the Community Champion to Performer of the Year.
Judges said they found it hard to choose just one winner from this year’s impressive choice of candidates, but in the end they did select the people who are still in the running – and they are all listed below.
Make sure you follow the Hartlepool Mail for full reports of the awards and watch out for coverage on the night through Twitter and on the Hartlepool Mail’s website at www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk
We will also bring you a full report of the events at the competition in the Hartlepool Mail the next day.
Make sure you continue to get the Mail for our pull-out supplement with more photographs and reaction from winners in the days to come.
Here is the roll of honour for the awards set to be held next week:
Role Model sponsored by Hartlepool Mail.
Hollie Sorelle McCully.
Green Champion sponsored by Stagecoach North East.
Throston Primary School.
Ward Jackson Church of England Primary School.
Child of Achievement sponsored by Tilly Bailey & Irvine.
Fundraiser of the Year sponsored by Hartlepool Mail.
Stephen Shearer, Kev Robson, Graham Dale, Nigel Carr, Sean Allison, Russ Welsh.
John Gough and Ann Bates.
Student of the Year sponsored by The Northern School of Arts.
Sporting Excellence sponsored by Hart Biologicals.
Volunteer of the Year sponsored by Hartlepool Mail.
Hartlepool Town Pastors.
Community Group sponsored by Joel D. Kerr Funeral Services.
Miles For Men.
Bloodrun Emergency Voluntary Service.
Heugh Gun Battery Museum.
Alice House Hospice.
Community Champion sponsored by Joel D. Kerr Funeral Services.
Lifestyle North East.
Child of Courage sponsored by Utility Alliance Ltd.
Sports Team of the Year sponsored by Hartlepool Sixth Form College.
Hartlepool Hawks Cheerleading Academy.
Black Diamond of Durham.
Hartlepool Mavericks Dodgeball Club.
Carer of the Year sponsored by Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group.
Young Performer of the Year sponsored by Hartlepool Mail.
VA Senior Dancers.
There will also be winners of other categories on the night including Special Award and Lifetime Achievement Award.