Tough task to pick Hartlepool’s best

FLASHBACK: Last year's winners. Who will be following in their footsteps?
FLASHBACK: Last year's winners. Who will be following in their footsteps?

WHAT a fantastic line-up we have for our Best of Hartlepool shortlist.

We are now just hours away from the big event and it is time to reveal the people who are still in the running for honours.

In every category, the judges have faced a difficult task to pick a winner from a strong field.

Now, all that remains is to crown our winners at the awards night to be held at the Hardwick Hall Hotel, in Sedgefield, tomorrow.

Watch out for coverage of all the winners in the Hartlepool Mail and online at the Mail’s website at www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk.

A souvenir supplement also follows in the paper next week.

And follow the progress of the competition on the night via Twitter when our reporting team will be bringing you regular updates.

In the meantime, here are the shortlisted contenders in each category.

l Community Group/Champion of the Year, sponsored by Housing Hartlepool;

Pat Allison.

David Shaw.

1 Hart 1 Mind 1Future.

Headland Carnival Committee.

Friends of Hartlepools Wild Green Spaces.

l Role Model of the Year, sponsored by Hartlepool Mail.

Kaitlyn Crowther

Edith Harrison

Bethany Ainsley

Darran Atter.

l Green Champion, sponsored by Stagecoach North East.

Sweet P’s Garden Centre.

Southbrook Community Project.

Clavering Primary School.

Waverley Terrace Community Allotment Scheme.

St Hild’s Church of England School.

l Fundraiser of the Year, sponsored by Niramax.

Kevin Hill.

Sam Carter.

Phil Holbrook.

Dwane Douglas.

l Carer of the Year Award, sponsored by Housing Hartlepool.

Kaitlyn Crowther.

Tegan Gilbey.

Rayanne Durnion.

l Sporting Excellence Award, sponsored by Hartlepool Mail.

Mike Gough.

Bryn Morris.

Lewis Muldown.

Elle Sullivan.

l Emergency Services, sponsored by Seneca Homes.

Graeme Handley.

Hartlepool RNLI.

Great North Air Ambulance

l Achieving Excellence Award, sponsored by Niramax.

David Sowels.

Bartek Wawrkow.

Rebecca Taylor.

George Newbury.

l Child of Achievement, sponsored by Gus Robinson Developments Ltd.

Harry and Joe Burrell.

Isabel Small.

Katie Laybourn.

Georgia Burrows.

l Child of Courage. Sponsored by Specsavers.

Dylan Davis.

Lucy Owens.

Jack Stevens.

Sonny Wood.

l Performer of the Year, sponsored by Niramax.

Georgia Burrows.

Georgia Lennon.

Candice Theasby.

Elena Larkin.

l Judges Choice Award, sponsored by Seneca Homes. Winner to be announced on the night.

l Lifetime Contribution Award, sponsored by Hartlepool Mail. Winner to be announced on the night.