The deadline for nominations for the Spirit of Corby Awards has been extended until Monday, July 30.
A spokesman for Corby Council, which runs the awards, said there has been so much going on in the town recently, including the Queen’s visit and the Olympic Torch Relay, that it is giving everyone a fair chance to get their nominations in by extending the deadline by almost two weeks.
There are six categories in the Spirit of Corby Awards and residents can nominate as many people as they want for one or all of them.
The spokesman said: “It doesn’t matter how little or big the reason, if you think someone has made a difference in your community or done something they should be proud of then let’s celebrate it by getting your nominations in now.” Once all the nominations are in, an independent panel will select a shortlist for each award. The shortlist will then be announced and residents will be asked to vote for the winners who will be announced at an at The Core theatre on Tuesday, August 28.
The awards recognise people in Corby who have made a contribution to their community, to education and the environment, to an outstanding young person and a town club.
There is also a main Spirit of Corby Award.
People can make their nominations by filling out a form on www.corby.gov.uk or by picking up a form from the help desk on the ground floor of the Corby Cube.