The deadline for the annual Paphos Hearts of Gold Award is on Friday, December 6 with two categories of nominees open for public nomination.
Now in its seventh year, the community-based award aims to recognise those who have shown tremendous courage, strength and determination, worked tirelessly within the community or for charities, overcome tragedies with a smile or simply been a great help and support to neighbours and friends.
The award is open to everyone who is a resident of Paphos, of all ages and nationalities.
There are two categories: the Junior Heart of Gold award for those under 18, and the Heart of Gold award for adults. All of the nominees are presented with a certificate and a flower.
This year's ceremony will take place at Paphos Town Hall on Friday, December 13 at midday.
Successful nominees will be presented with their solid gold handmade heart (created and
donated by Aphrodite Jeweller's), a winner's certificate and a bouquet of flowers. Each year all
of the nominees are invited to attend the ceremony. Members of the judging panel are also present.
The awards are presented by the Patron, Paphos Mayor Savvas Vergas.
Event organisers say they hope that this year will see even more nominations being made, especially in the junior section.
The annual award is supported by the Paphos Municipality Social Welfare Committee, Aphrodite Jewellers, Massiva Printing and various media outfits.
Nominations, with a description supporting the choice plus contact details, must be received by Friday December 6th and can be made by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
The award also has a dedicated Facebook page.
Organisers of the event said they wished to thank the supporters of the award, especially in the current economic climate.