Yorkshire Post Sports Hero: Cast your vote here

YOUR HERO? Yorkshire golfing sensation Matthew Fitzpatrick.
YOUR HERO? Yorkshire golfing sensation Matthew Fitzpatrick.
Have your say

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