Nominations closed on Saturday for the annual awards ceremony and work is now under way to upload details of all the nominees onto the Pride of Jersey website – prideofjersey.com – before the public vote opens on Monday.
Islanders’ votes will be used to whittle down nominees across the 12 categories to a shortlist for each award – with the category winners being chosen by a different panel of judges.
This is the fourth year that the JEP has run the awards, which celebrate community champions from teachers and nurses to grandparents and good neighbours.
Since the 2018 awards were launched in June this newspaper has been featuring the stories behind the nominations and will continue to do so up until Saturday.
The annual awards were established in 2015 as part of the JEP’s 125th anniversary celebrations and since that time more than 700 individuals or groups have been nominated in recognition of the work they do to make Jersey such a special place in which to live.
This year a total of 144 nominations have been received – with some people being nominated more than once.
Islanders can vote either online or through a paper form which will be printed in the JEP next week. Voting will be open on Monday and people will have until Sunday 19 August to cast their vote.
The 36 finalists will then appear in the JEP later this month ahead of a judging event, which is due to be held on Thursday 6 September.
Winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony – at a venue yet to be announced – on 22 September.
JEP editor Andy Sibcy said: ‘Thank you to the many people who have nominated their fellow Islanders for the awards. Once again, it has been humbling to read the stories of those whose names have been put forward. Across the 12 categories there are so many people who would make deserving winners.
‘Please show your support for this excellent community initiative by voting from next Monday.’