Give us your nominations for the Great Yarmouth Mercury Awards 2021

Jane Martin was named a Community Hero at the Victory Housing Awards 2011. Pictured, left, at the Tu

Do you know a community hero? - Credit: Archant

Great Yarmouth's community heroes and brilliant businesses will be celebrated in a new set of awards launched by the Mercury.

The Great Yarmouth Mercury Awards 2021 launch today with the aim of celebrating the people who make our community tick, from our shops and pubs, to the volunteers who give so much while asking for little.

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The Mercury has launched new awards to recognise community heroes - Credit: Archant

We also want to highlight and applaud the moments that made you smile, laugh or swell with pride at what our fantastic borough is capable of.

Nurse Maria Alexiou preparing a Covid-19 vaccination at the new mass vaccination centre at Connaught

Nurses can be nominated in our awards - Credit: Danielle Booden

To kick things off, we are asking for who you think should be shortlisted in each of our eight categories, using the form below.

We will then take those nominations to create a shortlist, and put the names out to a public vote.

Those with the most votes will be given a prize and a moment in the spotlight in the Mercury at the end of the year.

The awards will have eight categories:

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  • Business owner of the year
  • Pub landlord of the year
  • Teacher of the year
  • Community hero
  • Young person of the year
  • Moment of the year
  • Fresh idea of the year (a new event or initiative)
  • Uniformed hero of the year

Anthony Carroll, Great Yarmouth Mercury editor, said the awards were a chance to celebrate everything great about the town, and to look back on an eventful year.

Anthony Carroll

Mercury editor Anthony Carroll - Credit: Archant

He said: "We want to celebrate the people who make this borough a wonderful place to live and work in.

"There are so many businesses, teachers, police officers, nurses and community heroes across our borough who deserve recognition for what they do in promoting our area or helping its residents in many ways.

"So if you know someone who deserves to be nominated for our Great Yarmouth Mercury Awards 2021 please put them forward in one of our eight categories to be shortlisted.

"It could be a pub landlord who organises fundraising events, a business that goes an extra mile for customers or a teacher who inspires his pupils or a police officer or nurse who has helped transform someone's life.

"We also have moment of the year, fresh idea of the year and young person of the year categories."

Fill in the embedded form above to share your nominations. If you don't have a name for a category, don't worry!