Our readers have already begun nominating people for the Portadown Times’ Portadown Person to be Proud of 2013 competition.
The Portadown’s Person To be Proud Of is an award launched by the paper to recognise the huge contribution made by a great many people from this town.
The winner will receive a fantastic prize.
All four main shopping centres, Asda, Magowan West, The Meadows and High Street Mall, will be donating shopping vouchers to our winner, totalling £400 in value.
Do you know someone who helps to make Portadown special?
Is there an individual, a volunteer, local personality or someone else who deserves recognition for their achievements or for the community spirit they have shown?
If you do, we want you to contact us as we draw up our shortlist for the third Portadown’s Person To Be Proud Of award.
Last year the competition was won by Joan Ferguson with Doctor Gilbert Carson scooping the inaugural award a year before when more than 1,000 public votes were cast.
The next step is for readers to nominate people for the award.
You can email your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org or text the name of your nomination to 84555, starting the message with PTTEXT and then a space.
Alternatively you can contact the editorial team on 028 38 336111 or write to us at Portadown Person to be Proud of, Portadown Times, 2 Esky Drive, Portadown, BT63 5YY.
You can also nominate via our facebook page or at Twitter at @portadowntimes1.
The closing date for nominations is next Wednesday, February 5.
We will then publish a list of the nominees and you, our readers, will vote for the winner.