Last chance to nominate your heroes for Best of Hartlepool Awards

Best of Hartlepool Awards 2015 at Hardwick hall Sedgefield, last night. Children of Achievment winners
Best of Hartlepool Awards 2015 at Hardwick hall Sedgefield, last night. Children of Achievment winners

The Mail is calling on readers to submit their final nominations for this year’s Best of Hartlepool Awards.

Today is the last day to put forward your nominations in the annual awards, which recognise community heroes.

We want to find this year’s entrants, so get nominating and make sure those unsung heroes of the town get the recognition they warrant.

This year, the Best of Hartlepool competition is being held in association with Niramax and in which Specsavers, Stagecoach North East and Hart Biologicals are category sponsors.

We are delighted to have every one of them behind us. So all we need now is plenty of people to come forward.

You might be a top role model or a fantastic fundraiser, a green champion or an outstanding sportsperson.

Perhaps you are one of the town’s many outstanding children who have achieved excellence or shown great courage.

We also want to find winners in our sports team, community champion, community group categories and we want to discover the best neighbours, volunteers, carers and students.

To nominate, send your name, address and phone number, the name of the business or person you wish to nominate, along with their address, phone number and email.

State which category your nomination applies to from the list and provide a description of the reasons for your nomination. This will help judges draw up a shortlist of deserving candidates for each category and select and overall winner for each award.

Post your nomination to: Nicola Meldrum, Alexander House, Second Floor, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland. DH4 5RA.

Alternatively, email: or

The categories

It’s time to nominate your unsung heroes for a Best of Hartlepool Award by choosing a category from the list below which is most suited to your nominee.

The categories recognise a variety of individuals from sporting stars to achieving children. The categories are as follows:

Role Model of the Year

Green Champion

•Fundraiser of the Year

Sporting Excellence Award

Emergency Services Award

Community Group of the Year

Community Champion

Sports Team of the Year

Child of Courage (under 16).

Child of Achievement (under 16)

Neighbour of the Year

Performer of the Year

Carer of the Year

Student of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Lifetime Contribution of the Year