The People of the Year Awards, which celebrate some of the country’s most inspiring people, has launched its search for the heroes of 2016, calling on those in Westmeath to get involved.
Now in its 42nd year, the awards, which are organised by Rehab, will be broadcast this year on RTÉ One on Saturday, December 3. A host of former winners gathered in the historic Collins Barracks in Dublin to reflect on this special year in Ireland’s history, and, 100 years on from 1916, to launch a search for more of our country’s heroes.
The ceremony is a special opportunity for the Irish public to honour and celebrate those extraordinary people among us; those who have shown courage, bravery, determination and those who have contributed to our society and to their local communities in their own unique and individual ways in the past 12 months.
Nominating someone is easy - the public can submit details of their chosen nominee online at www.peopleoftheyear.com or www.facebook.com/PeopleOfTheYearAwards You can also contact the People of the Year Awards office for a nomination form on (01 ) 2057260. The closing date for entries is September 12.
All the winners are nominated by the Irish public and a final list drawn up by a panel of adjudicators. As well as a number of general awards, people can nominate their Young Person of the Year, Sportsperson of the Year, International Person of the Year, and Community Group of the Year.
CEO of Rehab Group, Mo Flynn, commented: “Every year we are humbled by the powerful nomination stories we receive. People among us are extraordinary and do amazingly selfless things every day that may not get the recognition deserved. We want to celebrate these people and honour their incredible achievements, dedication, and determination.’’
For more information on the awards visit www.peopleoftheyear.com