WHICH of Bradford's unsung heroes are you going to nominate for a Community Stars Award?

As the esteemed awards enter their tenth year, judges will choose nine winners, nominated by the people, for always striving to make a difference in their communities.

The awards, organised by the Telegraph & Argus and Bradford Council, give you the chance to say a huge thank you those enriching the lives of Bradford people.

In the final feature on each of the nine categories, this is the criteria for the Outstanding Contribution to Earliest Years of Life Award, sponsored by Better Start Bradford.

The Better Start Bradford programme, supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, helps children in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton get the best start in life.

They are providing more than 20 projects for pregnant women and families with children aged under four. The projects will help to improve children’s emotional and social development, communication and language development and nutrition.

It is the fifth year that the organisation has sponsored the award in a bid to raise awareness of those who are having a huge impact the life of babies, young children and their families.

In last year's awards, Jo Midgley was crowned the winner.

The fundraiser is a friendly face for mothers living in the Better Start Bradford area who are going through difficult times.

Jo was chosen due to the significant transformation volunteering has had on her confidence. When Jo first started volunteering she wasn’t in the best place mentally but over time built her confidence grew.

There are nine awards up for grabs in total. Here's a reminder of all the categories.

The Voluntary & Community Group Award, sponsored by Volunteering Bradford, is open to any voluntary and community group that operates in Bradford district. All not-for-profit groups are able to be nominated regardless of their size or scope.

The Shared Values in Action Award, sponsored by Bradford For Everyone, will celebrate people who are doing activities which bring people together.

The other categories include Community Group, Volunteer, Community Champion, Better Start Bradford's Outstanding Contribution, Fundraiser, Young Active Citizen and Business.

There will not be a ceremony this year but winners will receive a sparkling, silver medal.

You can nominate someone by visiting https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/communitystars/communitystarsnominationform/