ABU DHABI // Nominations are being accepted from today for the Abu Dhabi Awards, which recognise the unsung heroes who give selflessly to make our communities a better place.
Emiratis and expatriates can be put forward by the public for the accolades, which are under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
The public will have six weeks to nominate a person or organisation and there is no limit on how many nominations an individual can make.
Past recipients include Abdul Muqeet Abdul Mannan, a 10-year-old Indian schoolboy who launched a campaign to promote eco-friendly alternatives to plastic bags.
The winners' trophies will be presented by Sheikh Mohammed at a ceremony in December.
Residents can complete nomination forms at one of 11 manned booths in malls across the emirate or one of the 90 designated drop-boxes.
More information about where to nominate is available at www.abudhabiawards.ae, where you can also fill out an online form.
Mobile vans will also be travelling around the emirate during the six-week period collecting nominations, which can also be mailed to PO Box 44442, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Nominations will be accepted until May 31.