Stonehaven Community Council is urging local people to get their nominations in now for the Community Award.
The award is given to a person who is over 18 years of age and who has achieved outstanding youth achievement, excellence or merit.
Qualifying areas are academic or sporting success, an act of bravery, outstanding caring or community service, special achievement despite limitations imposed by hardship, disability or long term illness or any other appropriate kind of excellence.
The candidate must have a strong association with Stonehaven, and the nomination must be in writing and should include a supporting statement.
It should also be submitted by a person not related to the candidate.
Submissions must be received by the secretary (including complete name, address and telephone number/e mail) by Friday, December 6, and the candidate must agree to the publicity that will be given to the award.
The award is run with the community council, Stonehaven Business Association and churches around the town. The final decision will be made public early in the New Year and will consist of a parchment scroll and a small monetary reward.
For more information, or to get your nomination in, contact Alistair Lawrie, 1 Westfield Avenue, Stonehaven, AB39 2EU. call 01569 762139 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.