WINNERS at this year’s Dudley Mayor’s Civic Awards will get their hands on their very own uniquely crafted piece of Black Country glass.

Nominees will find out if they have been named a winner in one of the seven categories and be presented a piece of hand-created glass at an award ceremony on Friday, March 13.

Specially designed glassware has been made by Allister Malcolm, a nationally renowned artist based at Broadfield House Glass Museum.

The award ceremony follows months of nominations and voting from the public in the search for the borough’s unsung community heroes.

Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Margaret Aston, said: “We are fortunate to have such talented glass artists working in the borough.

“These are all unique pieces of glass to reflect the unique nature of some of our amazing winners.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting all of our winners on the night and chatting to them about their work and how they have such a positive impact on this borough.”

A record number of 167 nominations were received by the council for people who go above and beyond in their communities, while more than 8,700 people have voted online for the winner of the Mayor’s award.