The awards, organised by Stroud Town Council, recognise those people – young and old – who go the extra mile.
There are four categories: community, environment, trade and young person of the year. Groups or individuals can be nominated.
Stroud mayor Amanda Moriarty said anyone can nominate someone and that it just takes a few minutes.
“All you need to do is include the person’s name and contact details and a few sentences about why they deserve an award,” said Amanda. “You can also nominate someone for more than one category.
“It’s a great chance to say thank you to the town’s amazing people who do so much to make our town such a great place.”
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.
“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,” said Amanda.
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 or run any shop, café, restaurant or other business in the parish of Stroud, not just the town centre.
The community award is for a group or individuals who have gone that extra mile to improve community life.
The winners will be announced at a special town meeting on Thursday March 26 at 7.30pm at St Laurence’s 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 Monday March 9.