THE people, projects and pupils helping to build a better Glasgow will be honoured at the first Streets Ahead Awards tonight.
Groups and individuals from every corner of the city are gearing up for a fantastic celebration at the Winter Gardens, in the People's Palace, at Glasgow Green.
Our campaign inspired hundreds of wonderful ideas from litter-picking and community clean-ups to eco-friendly projects and garden competitions.
Tonight, the Evening Times in conjunction with Clean Glasgow, will present awards in seven categories and announce an overall winner. Finalists range from small nursery schools to big business, from pensioners to schoolchildren, and come from all walks of life.
Contenders for the best community garden include Back 2 Front Street Club in Easterhouse, Craigton Residents Action Group and Roots of Ruchill, while John Paul II Primary in Castlemilk, Beechwood Nursery in Easterhouse and Kelvindale Primary in Anniesland are all vying for the title of best Streets Ahead school.
Govan Together, Friends of Kelvingrove, Urban Roots and Sighthill Community Council will battle it out in the best community initiative category, while Mary Graham and Alex Cook, Margaret Greig and Karen McCoy hope their tireless efforts will be rewarded in the best garden section.
The best clean-up campaign finalists are Milton's Community Janitors, the Clean Green Team in Govanhill and ReForm G43 in Pollokshaws, while the contenders for the best environmental initiative are The Arc in Milton, North Kelvin Meadow and Woodlands Community Garden.
The Green Glasgow Business Award will be contested by Arlene Marsella and McDonalds, Sarti restaurant and DELL Computers.
Evening Times editor Tony Carlin said: "Judges have had a difficult time choosing the winners because the standard of entries was so high.
"Over the past 12 months, I have been delighted by the enthusiasm shown for Streets Ahead by our supporters, and tonight is all about rewarding their hard work."