1. ITV Report

Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards 2019 launched

The Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards are in their 10th year.

The Sunday Life Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards 2019 in partnership with Specsavers need your nominations for local unsung heroes.

The awards shine a light on the inspirational people who are the very spirit of Northern Ireland.

The stars turned out to lend their support last year and the glittering 2019 event at Titanic Belfast promises to be an emotional and unforgettable evening.

Young or old, all nominations are welcome in categories including sport, education, charity, and overcoming adversity.

“Each year, we’re inundated with entries and last year there were well over 1000,” Sunday Life Editor Martin Breen said.

“And each and every one of those people nominated deserved recognition in some way. Our winners and finalists have been from all walks of life.”

The winners will be announced at the gala ceremony hosted by UTV’s Marc Mallett and Pamela Ballantine on 5 June and later broadcast on UTV.

The deadline for nominations is 25 April 2019.