THE search is on for heroes who have helped significantly improve communication between deaf people.

The Signature Awards 2010 are looking for people who have helped make everyday life for deaf and deafblind people that little bit easier.

There are seven categories to enter, ranging from communication professional of the year to young learner of the year.

The first ever Signature Awards were held in London in November and recognised contributions both regionally and nationally.

Signature is a registered charity and helps hundreds of people gain qualifications in sign language and other forms of communicating for deafblind people.

Closing dates for nominations depend on which category you are entering, to put someone forward or for more information go to