The deadline for Pine Tree Chapter of the American Red Cross 2011 Real Heroes award nominations is Friday, Sept. 16.

The awards will be presented Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Bangor Civic Center to people who have demonstrated an act of heroism

“Real Heroes are people whose acts of courage, kindness and selflessness have helped save lives,” said Allen Campbell, board chairman of the local Red Cross disaster services agency, in a press release. “Each year since 1997, the Pine Tree Chapter has recognized true heroes among us. Last year, heroes from Bucksport, Etna, Castine, Addison, Cherryfield, Jonesport, Columbia Falls and Glenburn were celebrated as people who made a difference.”

Real Heroes nominees must live, study or work in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Knox, Waldo, Hancock or Washington Counties. Their heroic acts must have taken place between July 1, 2010 and Sept. 15, 2011 in any one of those counties. Real Heroes will be selected by a community committee.

Nomination forms are available by calling the Pine Tree Chapter at 941-2903, ext. 106, or at the Chapter’s Bangor office until the deadline date of Friday, Sept. 16. Nominations will be accepted in person, by phone, by email to sirotam@maineredcross.org, by fax to 941-2906, or mail to the Chapter office at 73 Hammond St., Bangor, ME 04401.