The BBC are searching for volunteers whose efforts have meant sports clubs have made a positive impact in local communities during an unprecedented year.
This year also sees the introduction of the Captain Tom Young Unsung Hero award, which celebrates young people aged 15 and under who have gone to extraordinary lengths for their communities.
It is named in honour of the incredible Captain Sir Tom Moore, who has raised £38.9m for NHS charities.
Basketball gained recognition in the 2019 awards thanks to volunteer Keiren Thompson, who was named the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award winner for his work with the community project 'Helping Kids Achieve' in Bulwell in Nottingham, one of the most deprived areas in the city.
The winner of the BBC Sports Personality Unsung Hero award goes to Keiren Thompson from Nottingham, who's inspired so many children to get active— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) December 15, 2019
This was the moment he was awarded his regional prize. What a reaction!https://t.co/Gx41WWvyTa #SPOTY pic.twitter.com/XYdv2JdtfY
There will also be a charity single - Every One of Us, by Rick Astley featuring Thompson and the rest of the Unsung Heroes - with proceeds going to Children in Need.
Last year's winners wanted to do something special with their platform, so joined forces with Astley to deliver a fantastic message of hope and joy that embodies the spirit of the award.
All you have to do is explain why your nominee deserves to be the Unsung Hero or Captain Tom Young Unsung Hero.
Make your nominations for either award before 23:59 on Sunday, 25 October 2020.
22 Jul 2021