It means only one thing as we get closer to December – the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero and Sports Personality of the Year Awards – taking place this year on Sunday 17 December 2017.

Join In has played a large part in this night for the past three years and this year will be no different as we will once again be running the #BigThankYou campaign in partnership with BBC Get Inspired. This campaign is an annual recognition of all you amazing volunteers that make sport happen up and down the country.

If you would like to take part, or know someone who should get a #BigThankYou from our sporting personalities on the red carpet – please send us a selfie by dropping us an email at joinin@sportandrecreation.org.uk with your image (a head and shoulders only photo) attached and include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Name of the sports club, group or organisation where you volunteer
  • The type of sport or activity you support
  • Twitter handle and/or your Instagram username (if you use social media)
  • Twitter handle and/or Instagram username of your club/group/organisation (if they are on social media)
  • Where in the country are you located? Please choose from the following: Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, London, South East, South West, East of England, North East, North West, Yorkshire & Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands.

Your photo will be a part of selfie-gallery on the red carpet on the night and you may even be selected for an individual #BigThankYou selfie with some of our top sporting stars.

Please note any emails sent in with missing information or a photo that is not just a head and shoulders shot are not able to be considered.

Don’t miss out on your #BigThankYou – we need your selfie emails by FRIDAY 3rd NOVEMBER 2017