WHAT do guitarists in the Gorbals, climate campaigners in Craigend and fantastic fundraising firefighters from across the city have in common?

They are all previous winners of the Glasgow Community Champion Awards.

Now, the Glasgow Times – supported by our partners Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Housing Association and Trades House of Glasgow – is on the hunt for this year’s local heroes.

We can’t do it without you – please nominate who you think should win a 2021 award now.

Givin’ it Laldie, which uses the power of music to bring people together and Sunnyside Primary’s mini-eco warriors the Ocean Defenders won in 2018, while heroic firefighters raising funds to support a raft of projects on their doorsteps have triumphed many times throughout the 13 years of the awards.

For example, in 2019, Red Watch at Maryhill Community Fire Station, raised thousands of pounds for a local primary school for children with additional support needs.

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We know there are many more inspirational people out there – let us know all about them.

Once again there will be a public vote to decide regional winners and, new for 2021, we have introduced a special category dedicated to schools.

There are nine categories, covering three areas of Glasgow: the south, the north-east and the north-west.up.

The trophies include the Team Award; the Individual Award; the Public Service Award, for those going above and beyond to deliver a vital service; and the Uniformed Services Award recognising those in our police, fire and health services.

There will also be a Senior Award for the over-60s, a Young Award for under-17s, a Health and Wellbeing Award, a Sports Award and a School Award.

You can nominate anyone, from the hardworking coach of young person’s sports team, to a nurse who goes above and beyond the day job; from an inspirational teenager making waves at school to a pensioner who campaigns for better services. Tell us why they should win and remember to include lots of detail and photographs to support your entry.

You can nominate on the website at http://newsquestscotlandevents.com/events/glasgowcommchamps

The closing date for entries is Wednesday, September 29. A shortlist will then go to a public online vote to determine the winners in each area, who will then progress to the Grand Final at Glasgow City Chambers on December 1.

A judging panel made up of representatives from the awards’ partners, will decide the Grand Final winners.