Scottish?Rural Action have opened voting for the Rural Innovators Award 2016.
The awards seek to recognise and showcase some of the most innovative and effective ways in which rural challenges can be addressed.
It will be awarded to a project, person or organisation who is improving life in rural communities by tackling one of the priority challenges.
The award categories are as follows:
Health and social care
Scottish Rural Action national co-ordinator, Emma Cooper, said: ?We are very excited to be able to start accepting votes for the Rural Innovators Awards.
?Some incredible and inspiring projects were nominated for the awards in this category and shortlisting was a challenging task.
?We would encourage people to have a look at the shortlisted projects on our website and choose the project they find most innovative and inspiring.?
The awards will be presented at the Scottish Rural Parliament in Brechin.
You can vote online at http://scottishruralparliament.org.uk/get-involved/ria-2015-16/
Voting closes at midnight on the 18th September 2016.
Winners will receive a paid-for place at the Scottish Rural Parliament 2016 on 6-8th October 2016 taking place at Brechin Community Campus in Angus and will have the opportunity to present their project to delegates.