CIBC FirstCaribbean's Unsung Heroes programme has become the flagship for volunteerism in the Caribbean.
Every year entries are received from the countries in which CIBC FirstCaribbean operates.
They come from individuals who wish to recognize the region's selfless heroes who generously give of their time and resources to improve the lives of the less fortunate in their communities.
With an esteemed judging panel led by prominent regional personalities such as Sir Shridath Ramphal, Sir George Alleyne and Sir Neville Nicholls, entries are evaluated based on the impact of their service on their community as well as the time and sacrifice committed to their efforts.
These aspects determine each year's overall regional Unsung Hero and the two runner-ups. When competition is particularly high, special commendations are given to key individuals.