IT'S almost time for judges to decide who will take home a Warrington Guardian Schools Award for 2019.

But before they do, we are giving you one final opportunity to send in your nominations.

Due to the high number of entries received so far, we have extended the deadline for entries to this Sunday, May 26.

Warrington Guardian editor Hayley Smith said: "Thank you to everyone who has sent in a nomination so far, we are tremendously grateful that so many of you have taken the time to get in touch.

"Because we have had such a fantastic response it is impossible to reply to every entry but please be assured that our judging panel will take every one into account before making their decision."

The annual awards were launched four years ago in a bid to celebrate the fantastic work being carried out in the town's schools.

But it is not only about rewarding teachers, there are several categories to mark the efforts of pupils and support staff too.

Is your child in a class or team that has gone the extra mile over the past 12 months? They may have performed in a music show, scored success in a sporting tournament or excelled in their studies. Whatever the reason, we want to hear who should be crowned Class/Team of the Year.

Perhaps your school has raised lots of money for charity or supported an organisation in their neighbouring area. Our Community Champions category is about rewarding the fantastic work being done to help make Warrington a better place.

Meanwhile our new category for 2019, the Healthy Living Award, was launched to recognise new mental health and well-being initiatives, healthy eating plans, unique sporting activities or environmental projects.

This year's Warrington Guardian Schools Awards takes place on Wednesday, July 10 at the Village Hotel.

It is to enter and there is no limit on how many nominations you can submit.

All applications will be considered following Sunday's closing date, but the judges' decision is final.

You can fill out a nomination form by clicking here