Launch of the Boston Standard Pride Awards

Last year's winners. DD
Last year's winners. DD

BOSTON has a lot to be proud of and one of its best assets is its people.

Following on from the success of last year’s inaugural event, The Boston Standard will be celebrating the remarkable people in our community with our Boston Pride Awards.

The awards recognise those in our society who go the extra mile to help others, whether it is part of their job, through their passion for sport, or by helping others in a charity or volunteering capacity.

There are eight categories in which readers can nominate their community heroes. A shortlist of nominees will be drawn up and readers will then be able to vote for the individuals they would like to see rewarded.

Nominees must live within the Boston Standard circulation area.

Award winners and runners-up will be congratulated at a prestigious awards ceremony in April.

The categories are Boskat’s Child Achiever Award, Customer Care Award, Community Spirit Award, Carer Award, Top Teacher Award, Senior Achievement Award, Sportsperson Award and Youth Achiever Award.

Once the winners have been chosen by readers a panel of judges will choose one winner to be named Boston Achiever 2011.

Watch out in next week’s Standard for nomination forms to put your community heroes forward.