Nominations have opened for Watford’s 14th Audentior Awards, which recognise the people and organisations that make Watford a better place to live and work in.

Residents are being encouraged to nominate people who go the extra mile to help friends, family or people around them.

There are eight award categories, including carer of the year, charity worker of the year, public service of the year, pride in Watford, young achiever of the year under 25, contribution to sport and healthy living, the chairman’s culture award and the Mayor's special achievement award.

Nominations close on Friday July 12, whilst the awards ceremony takes place on Friday October 11 at Watford Colosseum. To learn more, visit the Audentior Awards web site at