The Derry Journal is proud to announce the fifth year of its Derry Journal People of the Year Awards and we’re delighted to welcome back BetMcLean.com as our Principal Sponsor again.

The Derry Journal & Bet McLean People of the Year awards are aimed at recognising the contribution, commitment, and achievements of a wide range of people in the Derry Journal area.

The awards pay homage to the people and organisations who have gone the extra mile and who are an asset in everything they do.

The fourteen award categories cover all aspects of community life, with the opportunity to enter up to two categories, and the judging process will be carried out by an independent judging panel and some awards also going to a reader vote via the Derry Journal.

Anyone can submit a nomination entry, regardless of whether it is the nominee themselves, a member of their family, a friend, a colleague or a member of the public.

By entering, individuals and organisations alike will not only have the opportunity to gain recognition and publicity for their achievements but also the opportunity to boost community morale and confidence.

The Derry Journal & Bet McLean People of the Year Awards 2018 will take place at a Formal Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Friday 7th September in the Everglades Hotel, when the winner of each category will be announced and presented with their award.

The Derry Journal would like to thank returning Bet McLean and all of our category sponsors whose generous support has made the staging of this event possible.