Now the spotlight is turned to the South West.
Today we launch the fifth and final round of the area Community Champion Award finals ahead of the Grand Final in December.
This is your last chance to make your vote count and recognise the heroes and heroines who have made your community a better place to live.
We are searching for the people who make a difference in the area which stretches from Ibrox to Darnley.
The success of the awards, now in their fifth year, relies on readers telling us about the neigh-bours, relatives, colleagues, coaches, group leaders, public servants and uniformed officers without whom Glasgow would be a poorer place.
This year's campaign kicked off at Bridgeton Community Learning Campus, with events also held at North Glasgow College, Drumchapel Community Centre and Castlemilk Community Fire Station.
Now we are looking for nominations for deserving individuals and groups living or working in Ibrox, Kingston, greater Govan, Bellahouston, Craigton, Mosspark, North Card-onald, Penilee, Crookston, South Cardonald, Corker-hill, Pollok, Newlands, Cathcart, Pollokshaws, Mansewood, Priesthill, Househillwood, Arden, Carnwadric, South Nitshill and Darnley.
Please give us as much information as possible about the person or group you are nominating when you submit your nomin-ation. Call or e-mail us for a nomination form to tell us about the people you believe should be recognised for making their community champion.
All nominations must reach us by Thursday, September 19.
You might know a coach who runs a sports club, a mum who organises after-school activities, pupils waging war on litter, grand-parents tackling housing issues or inequalities, a uniformed officer whose courageous behaviour has saved lives, or a public servant who goes above and beyond the call of duty.
The awards are split into eight categories: Team, Individual, Senior, Young, Health and Wellbeing, Uniform Services, Public Service and Sport.
The last category was introduced last year to honour those who cultivate grassroots sports to reflect the Glasgow 2014 Common-wealth Games.
Entries will be whittled down to a shortlist by a judging panel, made up of representatives from the awards partners, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Housing Association, Glasgow Community Planning Partnership, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue and your Evening Times.
EVERYONE will be invited along to an awards ceremony in the heart of the South West on Wednesday, October 9 when another eight glittering troph-ies will be presented.
Since the awards were launched in 2008, we have crowned more than 220 community champions drawn from across the city.
To date, we have hosted 44 events around Glasgow and honoured city-wide winners at four grand finals.
At last year's South West Glasgow ceremony more than 200 people descended on Pollok Community Cent-re to meet the finalists.
The evening was brought to a close by entertainment from dance group Dancebeat Pirates.
In 2011, the ceremony was held in the Pearce Institute in Govan Road. Winners from the South West have included Pollok United Sports Academy, Park Villa Football Development and Craigton Residents Action Group.
Lord Provost, councillor Sadie Docherty said: "The Community Champions awards always give everyone involved a sense of pride as well as a real sense of confidence in folks' abilities and willingness to improve their local communities.
"This, the South West heat, is the last before the exciting Grand Final. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and hearing about the wonderful work carried out by ordinary people who make an extraordinary contribution."
To nominate, contact Lyndsay Wilson on 0141 302 7407 or e-mail community champs@eveningtimes. co.uk