SPP Media Group, publisher of The Inverness Courier, Strathspey & Badenoch Herald, Ross-shire Journal, The Northern Times and John O'Groat Journal, returns with the Highland Heroes Awards.

Highland Heroes is an award scheme recognising the people in the Highlands who make a real difference to our communities, healthcare, education, safety and wellbeing.

Nominations are now open for this year's awards with a deadline for entries of midnight on Saturday 31st August.

Nomination Categories

Primary Pupil of the Year
A primary school pupil who has achieved something beyond expectations in education, sport or helping others at school.

Secondary Pupil of the Year
A secondary school pupil who has achieved something beyond expectations in education, sport or helping others at school.

Primary Teacher of the Year
A primary school teacher who has made a significant difference, beyond the normal expectations, to the learning experience of their pupils.

Secondary Teacher of the Year
A secondary school teacher who has made a significant difference, beyond the normal expectations, to the learning experience of their pupils.

Carer of the Year
An individual who cares for a loved one and who has made personal sacrifices in order to tend to the needs of others.

Fundraiser of the Year
An individual who devotes his or her time and effort to raise funds for Highland charities or causes.

NEW School of the Year
A school where the teachers and teams within, raise the standards of education and make a positive impact on the personal and academic success of its students and the wider community.

Volunteer of the Year
An individual who has been beyond generous in volunteering their time and talents to help others.

Community Champion of the Year
An individual who has made a significant contribution to their community.

Brave Child of the Year
A child who has overcome extreme adversity or shown exceptional courage or bravery.

Health Professional of the Year
An individual within the healthcare sector who has provided a service above and beyond the call of duty, improving or making an impact on the quality of life of others.

Emergency Services or Armed Forces Hero of the Year
An outstanding member of the emergency services or armed forces who has gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Public Servant of the Year
An individual who has gone the extra mile in the delivery of their job, making a real difference to their service users, the organisation they work for or the community they work in.

NEW Charitable Organisation of the Year
A charity, social enterprise or not for profit organisation who delivers outstanding service to support the needs of its users and/or the community.

Overall Hero of the Year
The judges will make a special award to one of the 14 category winners.

Question Title

* 1. First of all, some information about you

Question Title

* 3. Now some information about your nominated hero

Question Title

* 4. Why are you nominating this individual? (200 words max)
** Please give us as much information as possible as this information is what the judges will use to determine who is shortlisted as a finalist.

Thank you for your nomination

T