DO YOU know someone who has shown an act of bravery or works hard for the people in their neighbourhood?

The South Wales Argus is looking for people who excel at helping others in their community to be recognised at the upcoming Gwent Police Awards.

For the second year, we are teaming up with Gwent Police to look for someone who deserves to claim the Argus Argus Active Citizen Award.

Gwent Police Chief Constable, Carmel Napier, said: "This is the second year that we have worked with the South Wales Argus to encourage nominations for the Gwent Active Citizen Award.

"We saw last year the level of commitment that community members show in helping to keep Gwent safe. We want to recognise more of these special people this year, either for an act of bravery or selfless actions that have assisted the police and the public.

"If any Argus readers know someone who they think should be recognised, then please nominate them, so that we can all celebrate their actions and dedication."

Last year's winner was Lee Harvey from Malpas in Newport. He picked up the award for setting up a neighbourhood watch after his family home was burgled in 2010.

It led to dozens of people going to monthly meetings and expanded so 600 homes got newsletters.

ANYONE can nominate a member of the public for the Argus Active Citizen Award and there is no age limit.

We are looking for the unsung heroes of Gwent who have done their bit to help out in their communities. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges, including Argus deputy editor Nicole Garnon.

A special certificate will be presented to the winner at an awards ceremony at the Drybridge Centre, Monmouth, on May 8.

To make a nomination, e-mail, including 'Argus Active Citizen Award' in the subject line or write to: Ben Frampton, South Wales Argus, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP20 3QN.

Include your name, contact information, who you are nominating and why. Nominations must be in by March 20.