New sponsors have sparked the creation of three additional awards recognising sporting achievement in Moray over the past year.
The 2014 sportMoray awards ceremony will take place at Moray College on November 25 – with nomination opened up this week for worthy recipients.
National Lottery funding through the Celebrate Fund, which marks the legacy of the Commonwealth Games currently under way in Glasgow, has also been secured to help boost the local awards.
New categories being introduced are for best junior, senior and veteran athletes – these will be supported by Dallas Designs, Forsyths Ltd and Springfield Properties.
Twelve of the 13 categories on offer this year will be for individual and team awards that are nominated by the public, with only the sports personality of the year award decided by a selection panel.
This year the awards presentation will see performances by a choir and dance groups who are involved with the Commonwealth Games while there will also be interviews with local sportsmen and women who are taking part in the games.
Nomination forms for the recognition awards are available from Moray Council’s business support unit on 01343 563395 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, forms can be obtained via the Moray Council sports development webpage or the sportMoray website.