Do you know someone whose contribution to this town and area deserves wider recognition?
The eleventh Athlone People of the Year awards ceremony, organised by Rehab in conjunction with Athlone Municipal District and the Westmeath Independent, take place in the Radisson Blu Hotel on Friday, October 9.
Organisers are asking people to nominate unsung heroes - people who have made outstanding contributions to their community, either as individuals or as members of a group.
The main criteria for nominees are a person or organisation within Athlone and its environs, who have made an outstanding contribution at a local level. Such contributions can be characterised by achievement, commitment, courage, persistence and distinction.
There will also be a Young Person of the Year award, which recognises the community contribution of someone from our younger generation (18 and under).
This award is applicable to someone attending second level education.
To enter a nominee
Simply fill the nomination in the coupon in the Westmeath Independent or enter via the submission form below.
Closing date for nominations FRIDAY, 4TH SEPTEMBER
Last year's overall winner was Jean Gough, of the Athlone Breast Cancer Support Group.
The other People of the Year 2014 were: Athlone District Schoolboy/Girl League, Jim Denby, Robbie Henshaw, Geraldine Kenny, Midlands Amenity Park Association, Declan OFlaherty and Order of Malta. Ciara Costello and Robert Irwin, two Athlone Community College students, were the inaugural winners of the Young Person of the Year Award.