It is almost that time again, to reflect on the unsung heroes across our community and acknowledge them.
The 33rd Tallaght Person of the Year Awards officially opens for nominations on Monday, the 3rd of October.
This is your opportunity to appreciate, recognise and nominate all the community heroes, who devote hours to their club, a community organisation, their neighbourhoods or the wider community.
The awards are apolitical and contain 7 categories – Arts & Culture, Business, Community, Environment, Special Needs & Carers, Heart of Gold and Sports & Youth.
The Hall of Fame of previous winners makes an impressive list of dedicated community heroes in Tallaght.
They have all embodied the essence of community – devoting years of their personal time to promote a healthy, community spirit in Tallaght – and to ensure Tallaght is a fantastic place to live and helping lead the charge to represent Tallaght positively on the national stage.
Make sure you log on when the nominations open next Monday to appreciate, recognise and nominate – www.tallaghtpersonawards.ie
Remember it is not a vote – you must describe why your nominee deserves to be recognised.
Don’t be afraid to sing the praises of your nominee for the judges ! You can include references, press clippings and photos to support your nomination.
Nominations are only open for the month of October and closes at 5 pm on Monday 31st October.
The awards is run by the community for the community – the longest such awards in Ireland. It is made possible through support from local businesses.
If your business is interested in being a sponsor for the 2016 awards – please contact Tallaght Community Council via Tallaghtperson@gmail.com
Gerry Stockil, Chair of TCC.
“It is an important time in the Tallaght Community’s calendar and a unique opportunity to show your appreciation for your neighbour, sports coach, youth leader or business who contribute positively to our community and very often go the extra mile – without looking for any recognition for their efforts.
“Now is the time to recognise them and to say “thank you” to them.”