HUNDREDS of nominations have been whittled down for the Proud of Barnsley awards.
Author Milly Johnson, Egyptologist Joann Fletcher, Couns Tracy Cheetham and Karen Dyson, Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis, Barnsley FC defender Bobby Hassell, and Chronicle editor Andrew Harrod along with reporter Katia Harston are the judges who had the responsibility of narrowing down the shortlists for 14 categories.
Joann Fletcher, who won a BAFTA and a Royal Television Award for her programme 'Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret', said it was uplifting to see so many of the town's unsung heroes being nominated.
"It's definitely been a task trying to decide but I think we have a good selection of people from across the town who are being recognised for their achievements," she added.
The candidates shortlisted for each category in the Proud of Barnsley Awards are as follows:
Olivia and Keenan Faulkner
Triumph Over Adversity:
Athersley South Primary
Summer Lane Primary
Barnsley Street Pastors
Church of the Nazarene
Barnsley Parents and Carers' Forum
Barnsley Youth Choir
The Star Boxing Club
Barnsley College Think Low Carbon Centre
Hannah Jones and Kimberley Robertshaw
Volunteer of the Year:
The Well Volunteers