A shortlist has been unveiled for an inaugural awards ceremony which will celebrate kind-hearted and inspiring people from across the north-east.
It has been organised on the back of the Celebrate Aberdeen Weekend, which has been held in the city every year since 2011 and features a parade, music and dancers at venues across the city centre.
On September 8, the Celebrate Aberdeen Awards will be held at the AECC to recognise the charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups working throughout the region.
Founder Morven Mackenzie said: “We fully expected to get some great applications as there are so many amazing individuals and wonderful organisations working in the third sector in this area.
“However, I don’t think any of us involved in organising the event thought that we’d receive quite so many truly inspiring entries.”
Some of the awards up for grabs include best large and small charity, event of the year and fundraiser of the year.
Mrs Mackenzie added: “The more work we do in the third sector in Aberdeen, the more we realise just how important it is to the city.
“There are so many charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups working incredibly hard for the benefit of others, often without a huge amount of recognition.
“We hope that, through Celebrate Aberdeen, we can help shine a light on just some of that work and some of those people.”