Launched three years ago, the initiative celebrates the extraordinary achievements of Islanders in 12 categories, which includes awards ranging from Grandparent, Jersey Angel and Neighbour of the Year to Inspirational Leader, Environmentalist, Child and Ambassador of the Year.
A full list of categories and how to nominate fellow Islanders can be found at prideofjersey.com.
Each year, the awards ceremony is held at a different, special location. Last year, the Seigneur of St John’s Manor, John Dick, was kind enough to allow the JEP to hold the event at his home.
In his speech to start proceedings, he sad that he had hosted presidents, business leaders and others to St John’s Manor, but he had never felt more pride than he felt that day in welcoming the category
The venue for this year’s awards, which are due to be held on 22 September, will be announced shortly.
JEP editor Andy Sibcy said: ‘We are delighted that Graeme and Nerina are once again supporting these amazing awards, which every year reveal the many and extraordinary ways in which Islanders contribute to the Jersey community.
‘Meeting the finalists and hearing their stories is always a humbling experience and underlines how lucky we are to live among the many community heroes who are nominated by our readers.’
He added: ‘Graeme and Nerina are two of our best-known and loved Islanders who move mountains to make time in their busy schedules to join us and celebrate the people of the island they love. They have an amazing on-stage rapport and share a sense of humour which adds something very special to the event. I can’t want for this year’s awards.’
So far, more than 100 people have been nominated across the 12 categories and there is still time to nominate your community hero.
‘We have decided to keep the nominations open for another seven days as people are still getting in touch with us to ask when they close,’ Mr Sibcy explained. ‘We want to make sure that no one misses out, so please do not delay and get your nominations in.’
Nominations will close a week today, on Saturday 4 August.