At 66-feet tall, Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North has towered over the North East for 20 years.

Now, to mark the 20th anniversary of one of the region’s most famous landmarks, BBC North East and Cumbria is looking for real-life Angels of the North.

The search is on for people who make a difference in their towns and communities; people who go the extra mile to have a positive impact on in their local areas.

Twenty community heroes will be named as ‘Angels of the North’ in a new awards initiative by BBC North East and Cumbria.

Phil Roberts, Head of BBC North East and Cumbria said: “We’re looking for the real-life Angels of the North who make the North Each such a brilliant place to be. Let us know about the special people in your communities who help others week in, week out and deserve to be recognised for their contributions to our region, as we celebrate 20 years of the Angel of the North.”

Members of the public can nominate their Angels from Thursday 15 February. Nominations can be made by anyone over the age of 18 and the Angel can be any age.

A panel of judges will name 20 ‘Angels of the North’ who will be recognised for their roles in their communities. As well as attending a special event at the Angel of the North site in Gateshead, the 20 Angels will be featured on BBC Look North, BBC Tees, BBC Radio Newcastle, BBC Radio Cumbria and regional social media platforms.

To nominate an Angel of the North, visit one of the below addresses to complete a nomination form. Nominations close at midnight on Saturday 31 March 2018.