Editor's Viewpoint: Make the difference
In today's celebrity culture, newspapers and magazines are often filled with the vacuous lifestyles of individuals whose contribution to society is questionable.
Today we launch the Belfast Telegraph's Making the Difference awards to put local unsung heroes in the spotlight instead.
These are people who have overcome grave personal difficulties or who work tirelessly to help those around them or who make a real impact on the quality of life in their communities. They never seek the limelight but they deserve to be lauded. This is your chance to bring people you really admire to the notice of the whole of Northern Ireland. Get your nominations in.