To nominate send your name, address and telephone number, the name of the business or person you wish to nominate, along with their address, telephone number and email (if known)
State which category your nomination applies to (from the list of categories) and provide a description of the reasons for your nomination (no more than 300 words)
Post your nomination to: Nicola Meldrum, Alexander House, Second Floor, Rainton Bridge Business Park, Houghton-le-Spring, Sunderland. DH4 5RA alternatively email nicola.meldrum@jpress.
Winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony on Thursday, 17th March 2016 at Newton Hall in Northumberland.
Closing date for nominations is Friday 19th February.