There's now long left to nominate your hero for the Ely Hero Awards 2024.

Entries close at midnight on Friday June 7 for your hero to be considered for an award.

In order for your hero to scoop a much-coveted Ely Hero Award, you will need to head on over to to place your nomination in one of the 11 categories.

Naomi Sherwood, organiser, said: "Do you know a person who is worthy of recognition, a bit of thanks, or a pat on the back for the amazing things they do? This can be an individual or a group.

"Please remember to get your nominee's permission to enter.

"Ely Hero Awards has become a much loved part of the community scene since 2017, recognising all that is good within the city and surrounding villages, up to a 10-mile radius.

"Individuals are invited to nominate a worthy person in one of the 11 categories. 

A judging panel will whittle entries down to a shortlist and finalise local heroes.

"Finalists will be invited to a glitzy award ceremony in September where the winners of each category will be announced."

READ MORE: Ely Hero Awards 2024 launch event at Poets House Hotel

You can nominate within the following categories:

  1. The Janet Eisold Smiliest Server Award
  2. Colleague of the Year
  3. Most Amazing Professional
  4. Neighbour of the Year
  5. The Mike Rouse Community Champion
  6. Environmental Champion
  7. Child of Achievement
  8. Caring Companion
  9. Sporting Hero
  10. Best Teacher
  11. THE Ely Hero

Naomi added: "The event is backed by the generosity of local businesses and, year on year, gets stronger due to the fabulous support it receives."

During a launch event at Poets House Hotel, the charity of the year was unveiled as Highfield Friends and Parents Association.

The PTA is raising money for a new sensory room within the school in Ely that supports children with learning difficulties.

It was also revelaed that the 'smiliest server' category is being re-named in honour of Janet Eisold who was nominated following her passing last year.