This year's judges have been selected to represent as many aspects of Eastbourne's rich fabric of society as possible. We are extremely grateful to them for giving up their time and offering their deep insight into the Eastbourne and district community.
As Chief Executive at the Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce Christina Ewbank representing and lobbying on behalf of the town's business community, most recently fighting to bring the Southern Rail strikes to an end after they adversely affected the town' businesses and commuters.
A prominent member of the ruling LibDem cabinet on the Borough Council, Gill Mattock was at the forefront of the council's sustainable energy program.
Tony Freebody has worked in the NHS for 23 years, supporting adults with learning disabilities. He is the leader of the Conservative Group on Eastbourne Borough Council, and in his spare time enjoys marathon running.
Helen Burton from The Eastbourne Volunteers project aims to encourage people to volunteer and make social activities more accessible to all residents of Eastbourne.