Marlborough people nominated 58 voluntary groups for this year's Marlborough District Community Awards, the second highest response ever, organisers said.
The highest was in 2009, when 87 nominations were received.
The Marlborough District Community Awards recognise and reward voluntary groups for the outstanding contribution they make to the community. Entries closed on August 16.
TrustPower community relations representative Jess Somerville said she was "over the moon" with the number of entries this year.
"The community awards are all about recognising the hard work of these voluntary groups. The work is often done behind the scenes and the volunteers work tirelessly and give so much for the benefit of those who live in the Marlborough District."
The awards cover five categories; heritage and environment, health and wellbeing, arts and culture, sport and leisure, and education and child/youth development. The winners will be announced at a function on Tuesday, October 29.
The supreme winner will receive $1500 and an all-expenses paid trip to the Trust Power National Community Awards in Invercargill in March next year . Category winners will each receive $500 and runners-up receive $250.
Last year, the supreme winner was the Rarangi Residents' Association.
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