Nominations have opened on a statewide awards that recognises people and groups working hard for their community.
Entering its 11th year, the Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards has 10 categories Tasmanians can be nominated for.
That included two new categories, an environmental volunteering award and a business achievement award.
Awards event manager Marilyn Roach said the awards were gaining more and more reach into smaller communities, instead of only receiving nominations from cities.
For some volunteers, a nomination in this year’s award could be an acknowledgment of more than 20 years service to the community, she said.
“The awards give local people the opportunity to have a platform to encourage others to volunteer.”
She encouraged people to think about who was in their lives and whether they should be recognised for their contribution to the community.
An increasing number of nominations have been coming in each year, with about 200 in 2016.
The previous year had 140 nominations.
Nominations are open until August 23, and forms can be completed online at www.awardsaustralia.com