People in Watford have been called on to nominate local heroes for this year's civic awards.

Judges are looking for people who make a positive contribution to the lives of others, who go above and beyond the call of duty and whose actions may have gone unrewarded until now.

People can nominate outstanding individuals, groups or businesses for an Audentior Award.

The Audentior annual civic awards are now in their eleventh year and will culminate in a glittering ceremony at Watford Colosseum.

Elected Mayor of Watford, Dorothy Thornhill, said: "These civic awards are set up to recognise hard work and dedication. We are lucky in Watford to be overflowing with people who regularly do wonderful things for the community - be it as a carer, a volunteer, business person or neighbour.

"Help us to say thank you by nominating someone now."

Roger Gagan, who won the Special Achievement Award last year, said: "It was a great pleasure to have worked with local businesses in Watford over the years and I was honoured and delighted to have received this prestigious award."

The categories are the McNicholas sponsored Chairman’s Award for Volunteer of the Year, the Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden sponsored Charitable Group Award, the Freedom Communications and intu Watford sponsored The Lewington Price Disability Access Award. 

There is also a Mayor’s Award, sponsored by Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, and Special Achievement Awards.

To nominate, visit by Friday, August 8.