For more than a decade, the Stars of Norfolk and Waveney Awards have celebrated the best from our local communities.

And now we want your final nominations ahead of next week’s deadline.

The annual celebration highlights those unseen acts of kindness, bravery and selflessness that make our region so special. 

For another year, those who deserve recognition - but who do not always get it - will be awarded for the invaluable contribution they make to the lives of others. 

This year’s awards will be an unforgettable event, marking another year of courage and exceptional community spirit. 

Eastern Daily Press: Richard Porritt at last year's awardsRichard Porritt at last year's awards (Image: Matt Potter Photography)

EDP editor Richard Porritt said: “We are urging as many of you as possible to nominate your colleagues, neighbours, organisations and groups who have gone the extra mile.  

"They deserve special recognition for their efforts so we are urging each and every one of you to think about who you can nominate and get it sent in."

The awards are organised in-house by the EDP and Norwich Evening News.  

Winners will receive a trophy, certificate and a bottle of champagne (under 18s will receive a gift), as well as tickets to the Norwich Theatre pantomime Sleeping Beauty, courtesy of Norwich Theatre.  

Eastern Daily Press: Last year's winnersLast year's winners (Image: Matt Potter Photography)



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

The winners will be announced on December 1 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 December 1. 

Nominations can be made at 



Animal Hero of the Year, sponsored by Redwings Horse Sanctuary   

Carer of the Year   

Charity Hero of the Year  

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   

Eastern Daily Press: The sponsorsThe sponsors (Image: Various)