Your chance to nominate your stars of Norfolk’s arts scene for our special award

The 2016 Norfolk Arts Awards at the Hostry at Norwich Cathedral. EDP People's Choice Award winners C

The 2016 Norfolk Arts Awards at the Hostry at Norwich Cathedral. EDP People's Choice Award winners Cinema City, The Nimmo Twins and Sheringham Little Theatre. Photo: Simon Finlay Photography. - Credit: Simon Finlay Photography

From theatres and festivals to musicians and visual artists - all kinds of individuals and organisations play a part in Norfolk's great cultural scene.

And once again we are asking our readers to nominate the cultural champions in their communities for the EDP People's Choice Awards.

These special accolades are part of the annual Norfolk Arts Awards that this year take place at Norwich Cathedral's Hostry on October 20.

Last year's winners of the accolade were Cinema City, Sheringham Little Theatre and comedy duo The Nimmo Twins, and nominations are now open for the 2017 awards.

There are three EDP People's Choice Awards categories - best individual, best small organisation or group, and best large organisation or group - and people have until Wednesday, August 16 to submit nominations.

Stash Kirkbride, a co-founder of the Norfolk Arts Awards, said: 'The EDP People's Choice Awards continue to be a very important aspect of the Norfolk Arts Awards and we hope that more people than ever with nominate artists and acts and venues and projects that they have admired over the last 12 months.' He added: 'This is your chance to celebrate your heroes of the arts.'

People can submit nominations on this story and also via

Ten nominees will then be selected for each of the categories and a public vote will decide who are the ultimate 2017 EDP People's Choice Awards winners.

The Norfolk Arts Awards are part ofthe Hostry Festival which runs from October 15 to 29. For more information, visit

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