Unsung Hero 2019: the amazing volunteers in community sport

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Unsung Hero 2019 closed at midnight on Sunday 20 October.

Previous winners have gone on to roles with government on projects related to improving mental health and tackling gang crime, to secure commercial partnerships with major sports brands, and even to be a guest of honour at Stevie Wonder's birthday party, as a result of the profile the award brings.

Tune into BBC One on 15 December to see the Unsung Hero for 2019 crowned at Sports Personality of the Year.

When is the nomination period?

The 2019 Unsung Hero nomination period ran from 17 September to 20 October.

How is the award decided?

Nominations are entered into a local award for your BBC nation or region. After a panel discussion, the local winners are announced in each of the 15 regions.

The 15 winners go to a national panel, of current and former sports stars and people active in sports volunteering. They reach their decision, with the winner being announced live at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards on 15 December.

To find out more about the awards terms and conditions click here.

You can get in touch with us at GetInspired@bbc.co.uk

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