The awards, organised by Stroud Town Council, are an opportunity to praise those people who go the extra mile and make the town unique.
Anyone can nominate someone for an award. There are four categories: community, environment, trade and young person of the year. Groups or individuals can be nominated.
The Environmental award is for action to enhance the environment or improve awareness of sustainability issues.
The Trade award is open to people who work in any shop, café or restaurant in the town, not just the town centre.
The Community award is for a group or individuals who have gone that extra mile to improve community life.
Young people under the age of 25 can be nominated for the Young Person of the Year award. It can be for contribution to culture and the arts, sports, community life or the environment.
“Stroud is full of amazing unsung heroes who go out of their way to make our town such a strong and vibrant community,” said town mayor Amanda Moriarty.
“We are especially keen to hear about local young people who are getting involved in positive projects and doing something to change our town for the better.”
Councillor Moriarty said the nomination process had been changed to encourage more people to take part in the awards.
“We’ve made it easier to nominate someone. All you need to do is include the person’s name and contact details and a few sentences about why they deserve an award. You can also nominate someone for more than one category.”
The winners will be announced at a special town meeting on Thursday May 8 at 7.30pm at The Old Town Hall.
A nomination form can be picked up from the Town Council office in London Road, which is open Mon-Thurs 10am-1.30pm and Friday from 9.30am-12.30pm.
The deadline for nominations is Tuesday April 22.