RBS: Finding Scotland's Real Heroes - the hunt for 2014 champions begins

STV has launched the hunt for heroes in the second series of RBS: Finding Scotland's Real Heroes.

We're on the hunt for people whose hard work, ingenuity, ambition and generosity has improved local communities across Scotland.

You can nominate friends, neighbours, local groups and even animals who have dedicated their time and effort to helping others.

We're talking volunteers, entrepreneurs - those people who go the extra mile to make a difference.

If you know of someone who is doing good and deserves some recognition, then we want to hear from you!

A shortlist of nominations will be selected by a dedicated jury to feature in a series of programmes to be aired this autumn with the overall winners being celebrated in a glittering televised awards ceremony later in the year.

Check out all the lovely, deserving 2013 winners in their finery:

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Nominating your hero couldn't be easier.

You can call 0800 696 50 50 - calls are free from landlines but from mobiles may vary - or send an e-mail to realheroes@stv.tv.

Or you can do it the old fashioned way and send your nomination by post to ‘RBS-Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes’, STV, Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1PQ.

We need you to provide your: name, telephone number, the name of the person you are nominating as well as their parent or guardian's name if your hero is under 18.

For full terms and conditions, click here.

Nominations will close at midnight on Thursday, May 8 so what are you waiting for?

Get nominating!

Here's a quick look back at how far three of last years winners - the Shettleston Community Growing Project, Alf Collington of the Falkirk Food Bank and Lisa McKechnie of Fever Pitch Theatre School - have come since the 2013 awards:

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