Who makes you proud to live in our county?

THE hunt is on to find the people who make us proud of our county.

This year’s Pride in Northamptonshire Awards are being launched to uncover the people who deserve recognition for their tireless efforts and have a positive impact on the community.

The Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph is appealing for people to nominate their hidden heroes to make sure their efforts do not go unnoticed.

The categories include excellence in public service, our young achievers, care in the community, friendly neighbour and people who help young people to fulfil their potential.

We are also looking for people who have worked to raise the profile of the county, those who have put in hard work and shown determination, outstanding examples of bravery, unsung hero and a fundraiser of the year.

There will also be a special choice award winner.

Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph editor Neil Pickford said: “We are looking for the unsung heroes in the community whose efforts make living in Northamptonshire a fantastic experience for us all.

“We want to hear from you if you know someone who has worked tirelessly or braved personal difficulty to go out of their way to help others.”

The finalists will be recognised for their efforts at a glittering awards ceremony at Wicksteed Park Pavilion in Kettering on Friday, September 28.

It is set to be hosted by EastEnders actor Nitin Ganatra.

So we need your help to find out who is working so hard to make us feel proud to say we live in Northamptonshire.

And we want to make sure their efforts do not go unnoticed and they are rewarded.

To nominate someone email et.exhibitions@northantsnews.co.uk with your name, the name of the person you are nominating and the reason why.

Alternatively you can write to Northamptonshire Pride 2012, Events and Exhibitions Team, Northamptonshire Newspapers Ltd, Newspaper House, Ise Park, Rothwell Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8GA, and include any press cuttings.

The closing date is Friday, September 7.