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Stars Awards organisers urge people to nominate as deadline gets closer

PUBLISHED: 09:17 05 September 2019 | UPDATED: 11:26 09 September 2019

The East Coast Truckers win the Judges Special award at the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards, presented by David McQuade, centre, of the Flagship Group. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The East Coast Truckers win the Judges Special award at the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards, presented by David McQuade, centre, of the Flagship Group. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Award nominations for the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards have been rolling in this summer.

John Nooney, overall winner of the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYJohn Nooney, overall winner of the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

And with nominations closing for the awards -which celebrate community heroes across the county, organisers OPEN Norwich are calling for more people to come forward and nominate the region's unsung stars for a well-deserved dose of recognition.

Categories for the annual awards, sponsored by Hopkins Homes, range from carer of the year, to team and community champion, and even emergency services personnel.

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The full list is: Carer of the Year, sponsored by Great Yarmouth Council; Young Person of the Year, sponsored by Norfolk Constabulary; Sporting Achievement of the Year, sponsored by Norwich Accountancy; Outstanding Bravery Act of the Year, sponsored by Breckland Council; NHS Person of the Year, sponsored by NHS clinical commissioning groups for Norfolk and Waveney; Fire & Rescue Person of the Year, sponsored by Norfolk County Council; Police Person of the Year, sponsored by Norwich Accountancy; Community Champion of the Year, sponsored by Flagship Group; Team or Community Group of the Year, sponsored by Norse; Charity Fundraiser of the Year, sponsored by Flagship Group; Cultural/Arts Person of the Year, sponsored by Broadland and South Norfolk District Councils, Unsung Hero/Heroine of the Year, sponsored by Gasway.

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The final category, Education Champion of the Year, is still awaiting sponsorship.

All profits from the awards night, on Thursday, December 5, go to disadvantaged young people.

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Nominations, which opened on Friday, June 14, close at midnight on Monday, September 30.

Shortlisted nominees will be invited to a glittering awards ceremony at OPEN Norwich on Thursday, December 5, hosted by BBC's Radio Norfolk's Nick Conrad, where the following awards will be announced: the Judges Special Award, sponsored by Cottages.com, and the Overall Stars of Norfolk Award, sponsored by Spire Solicitors.

- To make a nomination visit OPEN Norwich's nomination page.

- Or send your completed form to EDP Stars of Norfolk and Waveney, c/o Jessica Frank-Keyes, Eastern Daily Press, Rouen Road, Norwich, NR1 1RE.

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