The competition to find our Yorkshire Post Sports Hero of 2013 has begun, and we need your help to come up with a worthy winner.
You can send your nomination to us either via post, email, by commenting on our website or by tweeting us.
There is no limit on the number of nominations you can make. When voting, please include your contact details if you wish to be included in the prize draw.
All nominations will be added up and the top five sports heroes will be revealed in a series of Yorkshire Post articles starting on Tuesday, December 17, and culminating on Saturday, December 21 when we will announce your Yorkshire Post Sports Hero of 2013. The closing date for votes is Monday, December 16 at noon. The winner of our prize will be drawn at random from those who successfully nominate the leading sports star in our poll.
They too will be named in the Yorkshire Post on Saturday, December 21 and will be notified of their success via email, phone or Twitter.
In association with Yorkshire County Cricket Club, we are offering a fantastic prize for one lucky voter in our quest to find the Yorkshire Post Sports Hero of 2013.
One pair of hospitality tickets for day three of the 2nd Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley must be won.
All you need to do is cast your nomination and hope that your selected sports star wins our poll.
If you vote for our eventual winner then your name will be entered into the prize draw.
You can vote by naming your Sports Hero of 2013 on the comments section at the bottom of the page.
Here’s 50 names to ponder.
Paul Anderson - Rugby League, Guided Huddersfield Giants to top spot
Lizzie Armitstead - Cycling, National road race champion
Jonny Bairstow - Cricket, Helped England win Ashes
Gary Ballance - Cricket, Steered Yorkshire to title challenge
Alicia Blagg - Diving, World championship finalist
Tim Bresnan - Cricket, Helped England win Ashes
Kell Brook - Boxing, Won world title eliminator
Danny Brough - Rugby League, Super League Man of Steel
Alistair Brownlee - Triathlon, Multiple World Series wins
Jonny Brownlee - Triathlon, Multiple World Series wins
Steve Bruce - Football, Led Hull City back into the Premier League
Katherine Brunt - Cricket, Helped women’s team win Ashes
Sam Burgess - Rugby League, Towering performances for club and country
George Burgess - Rugby League, Won the NRL Rookie of the Year
Luke Campbell - Boxing, Four professional wins
Ed Clancy - Cycling, World and European track titles
Hannah Cockroft - Paralympian, Retained her two world titles
Josh Edmondson - Cycling, Impressed with Team Sky
Steve Evans - Football, Led Rotherham United to automatic promotion
Jodi Ewart Shadoff - Golf, Helped Europe win Solheim Cup
Brett Ferres - Rugby League, Star man for Huddersfield Giants
Matthew Fitzpatrick - Golf, US Amateur champion and Open silver medal winner
Jason Gillespie - Cricket, Led Yorkshire to title challenge
William Haggas - Racing, Finished seventh in trainers’ championship
Mark Johnston - Racing, Surpassed 200 winners
Ding Junhui - Snooker, Multiple ranking titles
Jon Lancaster - Motor Sport, Multiple wins in GP2
Stuart Lancaster - Rugby Union, Led England to third in the world
Annabelle Lewis - Athletics, World championship bronze medallist
Ryan Mania - Racing, Winning jockey in Grand National
Nick Matthew - Squash, Won a third world title
Ross McCormack - Football, Talisman at Leeds United
Jamie McDonnell - Boxing, Won world bantamweight title
Phil Parkinson - Football, Led fourth-teir Bradford to a major final and promotion
Tom Ransley - Rowing, World champion in men’s eight
Joe Root - Cricket, Hit century in Ashes win
Shelley Rudman - Skeleton, World champion
Lizzie Simmonds - Swimming, Won World Series medals
Sue and Harvey Smith - Racing, Training operation behind 66-1 Grand National winner Auroras Encore
Hannah Starling - Diving, World championship finalist
Tom Sykes - Motorcycling, World superbikes champion
Sophie Taylor - Swimming, Broke British 100m breaststroke record
Bryan Toomey - Racing, Inspirational and talented jockey
Andrew Triggs Hodge - Rowing, World champion in men’s eight
James Vaughan - Football, Free-scoring Championship striker for Huddersfield
Josh Warrington - Boxing, Commonwealth featherweight champion
Rob Webber - Rugby Union, Broke into England squad
Nahki Wells - Football, Cemented his reputation as one of the Football League’s brightest talents
Gabby White - Badminton, World No 5 in doubles
James Willstrop - Squash, In world’s top four