TIME is running out to make your nominations for this year's Sport Colchester Sports Personality Awards.

The deadline is September 30, with the eagerly-anticipated ceremony taking place at the JobServe Community Stadium on November 25.

Sprint star Charlie Dobson had cause for a double celebration after last year’s event - being crowned Male Sports Personality of the Year before landing the prestigious Premier Award.

Fellow athlete Rebecca Jeggo was named Female Sports Personality while other winners on the night included figure skating siblings Edward and Elliot Appleby, swimmers Charlotte Norman and Sophie Freeman and respected athletics coach Steve Garnham.

But who will follow in their footsteps in 2019?

Colchester’s most prestigious annual sporting awards were first made over 30 years ago and are now recognised as one of the best of their kind in Essex.

Now it’s time for you to get thinking and nominate who you think should be honoured in this year’s awards, which continue to recognise the tremendous achievements of the borough’s amateur sportsmen and women and target individuals who do not have participation in the sport as their primary income source.

Nominations are open to any individual or team representing any sporting organisation in the Colchester and District Council area.

The judging panel for all the awards consists of representatives of Sport Colchester and the Daily Gazette.

The winners and those ‘highly commended’ will be notified after the judging meeting and invited to receive their award at the November 25 ceremony.

Nominations can be received online or by post and this can be done by going to the Gazette website (www.gazette-news.co.uk/colchester_sport_awards/nominate/) or by emailing sportcolchester@live.co.uk

The awards are sponsored by the Daily Gazette, meetings, accommodation, events and travel management experts Inntel and the Duley Practice, the local partner practice of St James Place Wealth Management.

Sport Colchester has been in existence for half a century and is an independent, non-profit making forum for sporting organisations in the borough of Colchester.

It’s key function is the organisation of this event by a small team of volunteers and funded totally by members of the Colchester Business Community.