The unsung heroes of our communities are set to be recognised for their achievements next week.
At the fifth Pride of Northumberland Awards next Thursday, 11 individuals and groups will receive an award after being nominated for a variety of categories.
Organised by Northeast Press, publishers of the Northumberland Gazette, Morpeth Herald and News Post Leader and Tweeddale Press, publisher of the Berwick Advertiser, the awards have 11 categories in which numerous entries were made and a shortlist has been drawn up by judges. It is:
Nicole Blackburn, 16, Ashington; Sarah Louise Brooks, 19, Lesbury; Laura Gray, 29, Cramlington; Tricia Rescigno, 70, Morpeth.
Bad Apples North East, Ashington; Adeline Keogh, 25, Blyth; Bernadette, 35, Berwick; Eva Nelson, New Delaval.
Bailiffgate Volunteers, Alnwick; Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum; Children and Families First, Amble; Alnwick in Bloom Committee.
Michelle Stewart, 47, Pegswood; Jolene Byers, 20, Blyth; Alan Stothart, 56, Widdrington; Jackie Long, 49, Blyth.
Glen Graham, 48, Choppington; The Old Bakehouse Green, Morpeth; Grange View First School, Widdrington Station; Belsay First School.
Good Neighbour Award
Ken Powell, 70, Seghill; Yvonne Pattison, 67, Cramlington; Sue Younger, 45, Cramlington; Julie Taylor, 53, Tweedmouth.
Fund-raiser of the Year
Mark Robertson, 32, Choppington; Amble Lifeboat Fund-raisers; Lyn Sturgeon, 42, Ashington; Glenn Middlemas, 55, Stakeford.
Child of Courage
Leonie King, seven, Cramlington, Roman Greenlees, 13 months, Berwick; Logan Coulson, five, Gateshead; Leah Watson, three, Stakeford.
Child of Achievement
Sam Orton, 11; Nathan Blyth, 12, Blyth; Niamh Douglas, 11, Morpeth, Charlotte Stephenson, 18, Cramlington.
Paul Fender, 14, Lynemouth; Lucy Bronze, 21, Alnwick, Barry Jameson, 60; Harry Thompson, 18, Mindrum.
Student of the Year
Ailsa Woods, 41, Chathill; Beth Forsyth, 17, Ponteland; Calum Thompson, 17, Morpeth; Heather and Megan McCoull. 17, Morpeth.