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Do you know someone in the community who deserves special recognition - we want to know about them too!

The Derry Journal is running the People of the Year awards this year in conjunction with the Progressive Building Society.

The awards are aimed at recognising the contribution, commitment and achievements of a wide range of people in the Derry area.

There are a number of award categories including contribution to arts and culture, inspirational young talent, volunteer of the year, charity worker of the year, community development person of the year, young carer of the year, carer of the year, inspirational educator of the year, businesswoman of the year, businessman of the year, coach of the year, sports team of the year, sports person of the year, outstanding bravery award, emergency services hero of the year and a special recognition lifetime achievement award.

You can find the application form to nominate someone for the People of the Year Awards on page 17 of this week’s Derry Journal.

The closing date for receipt of completed entry forms has now been extended to Monday 14th July.

A nominee can enter more than one category but each entry must be on a separate form. The entry should include a summary of the reasons why the nominee should be the winner paying particular attention to the criteria against which the award will be judged.

Written submissions should be more 1,000.

For more information contact Julie on julie.forde@jpress.co.uk or karen.fitzmaurice@jpress.co.uk