The EBDA award, instituted in 1977 and now in its 37th year, celebrates innovation, skill and enterprise within the communities of north Northumberland and the eastern Borders, the area in which the old Eastern Borders Development Association was so effective in promoting regeneration in the 1960s and 1970s.
The 2012 award was made to Simpsons Malt Ltd but the short list also included local groups, voluntary organisations and individuals.
Nominations are invited from anyone - organisations or individuals - in the award area, for the 2013 award. It will be made to a person or an organisation who, or which, through skill or effort, has made an outstanding contribution in social, economic or environmental fields in the twelve months leading up to November 30 2013.
Further details of the Award and nomination forms may be obtained from the EBDA website or by phoning 01289 382541.
The closing date for nominations is December 9.