PEOPLE are being encouraged to nominate striking buildings and beauty spots for an annual award scheme.
The Hartlepool Civic Society is looking for buildings that have improved the town over the last year, including beauty spots, renovations and wildlife projects.
The aim of the awards is to give people in town and surrounding villages, the opportunity to showcase what is best about their area.
Previous winners have included Hartlepool Sixth Form College, school garden projects and new tourism spots and the aim is to recognise those buildings and schemes that have improved the town.
Civic Society members are now urging people to get involved in what will be the 26th year of the annual awards and people have less than a week to get their nominations in.
The awards ceremony will take place later this year.
Val Lister, secretary of Hartlepool Civic Society, said: “Hartlepool Civic Society is seeking nominations for its Annual Awards Scheme. “It is a way for the public to recognise some of the excellent work which goes on in the town and the villages of the borough.
“In recent years award winners have included the Briarfields renovation, Hartlepool College of FE, 10 Catherine St and North Cemetery gates.
“There are a number of categories including conservation, environmental improvement, new building and tourist potential.
“The awards presentation itself will be held on October 21 when certificates and trophies will be presented.”
Organisers have asked that entries should be in by Thursday, September 12.
They can be submitted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (01429) 867160.