Our keenness to shine a light on those who go above and beyond with a minimum of fuss, has not surprisingly struck a chord and resonated with many thousands of you in school communities right across the nation.

It's all about those who hover beneath the radar, who determinedly dodge the spotlight and see their exceptional work as simply being 'all in the line of duty'. 

So if you know someone who fits the bill, and have been waiting for an opportunity to sing their praises, now is your chance.

Nominations are open for the Unsung Heroes Awards for 2018 and we've expanded this time around to include several additional sections.

This year you can nominate in the categories of: Leader, Teacher, Music Teacher, Technology, Support, Teacher-Librarian, Chinese Teacher and Italian Teacher. 

We have some fantastic prizes on offer, including free tickets to EduTECH and FutureSchools, $1000, $700 and $500 cash prizes for professional development, plus a $1350 Music Viva In Schools package. 

To nominate, simply tell us a little about your unsung hero.