Every year, the best of the region's unsung heroes are recognised at a feel-good awards run by the EDP – and now's the time to nominate someone to be part of the celebrations 

The Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards are open once again to shine a light on those in our community who have shown selfless acts of kindness, bravery or heroism.  

The awards are an opportunity to thank the groups, organisations, and individuals who have gone the extra mile across 12 different categories.

Eastern Daily Press: Nominations are now open for the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards 2023

Last year, the Overall Star award, which is decided by the judges, went to Danny Moloney

The 52-year-old, of Norwich, was nominated for his efforts raising more than £1m for charities and, most recently, helping children diagnosed with cancer.   

On winning, he said: "I was incredibly honoured to be selected as a finalist, especially as 10 different people chose to nominate me.

"I have never done anything to seek rewards as my biggest reward is for the children I am helping to recover."


Entries will close on October 1 and the finalists will be announced on November 10.  

The winners will be announced on November 30 and a special winners supplement will appear in the EDP on December 2.  

All of the finalists will be invited to a special afternoon event at The Assembly House on November 30.  

Nominations can be made at www.starsofnorfolk.co.uk  


Animal Hero of the Year, sponsored by Redwings Horse Sanctuary    

Carer of the Year    

Charity Hero of the Year, sponsored by Potters Friends Foundation  

Excellence in Education Award, sponsored by Step Teachers    

Lifetime Commitment to the Community Award, sponsored by Norwich Theatre      

NHS and Emergency Services Personnel of the Year    

Outstanding Bravery Act of the Year    

Team/Community Group of the Year    

Unsung Community Hero of the Year    

Young Person of the Year, sponsored by Vattenfall    

Non-entry categories:    

Judges' Special Award    

Overall Star of Norfolk & Waveney