WITH entries closing at noon tomorrow, there are just hours left for you to nominate the person you feel deserves The Herald GM Citizen of the Year 2015 title.
In addition, and for the first time this year, there is also a The Herald GM Youth Citizen of the Year award to encourage and recognise youth between the ages of 15 and 23 who are making a positive difference.
The awards, held by The Herald and General Motors South Africa (GMSA), provide a platform for individuals in The Herald’s readership area to be recognised for going that extra mile to make a difference for the greater public good.
Anyone living in the circulation area of The Herald, which extends as far as Mossel Bay, George, Graaff-Reinet and East London, can nominate a third party or enter themselves.
The Herald editor Heather Robertson said: “The overall The Herald GM Citizen of the Year winner should be a role model who through great sacrifice and commitment has served a cause that will positively transform either the environment, arts and culture, job creation or community development.”
Ian Nicholls, president and managing director of General Motors Sub-Saharan Africa Operations, said it was important to recognise citizens who made the effort to bring about positive change.
“At GM South Africa, we are proud to partner with The Herald in showcasing and recognising those unsung heroes who strive to make a difference. Partnerships like these enable us to build solid platforms and encourage a culture of ubuntu among citizens of our province.”
The nomination form is on The Herald website at herald2.timesmedia.co.za . Nomination boxes are at GMSA, the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber, Mandela Bay Development Agency, Kingfisher FM, NMMU Library north and south campuses, Walmer Park info desk, and Postnet stores at Greenacres, Metlife Mall, Sunridge Village and Humerail.