This year, Scottish Provincial Press, publishers of The Inverness Courier, Strathspey & Badenoch Herald, Ross-shire Journal, The Northern Times and John O'Groat Journal, launched its first Highland Heroes Awards.
Highland Heroes is an award scheme recognising the people in the Highlands who make a real difference to our communities, healthcare, education, safety and wellbeing.
We at Scottish Provincial Press believe these dedicated, big-hearted individuals deserve to be publicly recognised for the priceless contributions they make.
You nominated your Highland Heroes and our judging panel has now created a shortlist of finalists. These finalists are detailed below under each nomination category. We would now like you to vote for your winner. You can vote for nominees in as many categories as you like, however, only one vote can be made per person.
After the voting deadline on Monday, October 30, all online votes will be added to postal votes and the winners will be announced at a ceremony in the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness, on Thursday, November 9. All those who have been shortlisted will be invited to attend the awards ceremony.
You can vote for your Highland Heroes winners below or by visiting www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HeroesVoteCreate your survey with SurveyMonkey