NOMINATIONS are now live for you to vote for your favourite curry house in Bradford with the launch of the second annual Bradford Curry Awards.

The awards event began last year to celebrate Bradford’s hugely influential and prominent curry industry.

Following on from the success of the glittering event, where the who’s who of Bradford’s dynamic curry industry graced the occasion, organisers are back with plans for the second year to be bigger and better.

This year the Awards partners up with car brand Lexus, who will be giving away a Lexus ES to one lucky person to drive for the weekend via a special Lexus curry trail, where Lexus prestigious cars will visit close to 200 curry establishments across the district.

Anyone who spots the car simply has to take a picture of it and post the image to the Bradford Curry Awards social media site with hashtag #Lexuscurrytrail.

They will then be in with a chance to win the car for the weekend including a meal for four and two VIP tickets to the awards ceremony at the Cedar Court Hotel, in Rooley Lane.

Bradford Curry Awards founder, Fatima Patel said: “It’s great to be hosting the second awards. I am so excited for the industry, especially as they work such long and unsociable hours

"This event is a great way to celebrate them all and bring them together. Of course there can be only one winner, but the main objective for me is to bring the industry together and celebrate their contribution to our local economy and to our tourism.”

Christopher Boot, principal at Lexus Bradford added: "It really is going to be extremely exciting to see who takes the awards, especially with the launch of a couple of new curry houses in Bradford this past year. The competition has really steamed up."

Two new categories of 'Best Dish' and 'Best Newcomer', have been added to last year's list.

The remaining categories are: Restaurant of the Year - People's Choice, Restaurant of the Year - Judges' Choice, Best Takeaway, Best Customer Service, Best Outdoor Caterer, Chef of the Year and Manager of the Year.

Last year Café Akbar scooped the Best Restaurant People’s Choice award and Prashad won the Best Restaurant Judges' Choice Award. My Lahore also won big, taking away six awards in total.

Ms Patel added that after nominations close, a shortlist will be prepared.

She added that curbing food wastage was going to be a theme running through the campaign this year.

"Last year the food event looked at encouraging more women into the industry and it’s good to see that although small, numbers are coming up. This year however, organisers have chosen to create awareness around food wastage.

"We know the people of Bradford are equally committed to reducing their food wastage as we are, so throughout our awards campaign we will be working on sharing tips and make Bradford one of the leading cities to tackle food wastage.

The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 9.

Nominations close on March 9.

To nominate your favourite go to: