The hunt is on to find Birmingham's most talented and creative enterprises.
Businesses have just two weeks left to be in the running for the Creative City Awards - celebrating the best of West Midlands talent and innovation.
Nominations for the awards will close on August 31.
Hosted by I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! and RI:SE presenter Mark Durden-Smith the awards will be held at the International Convention Centre on November 5.
The competition, designed by Birmingham City Council, covers eight categories recognising best Brand, Management Action Plan, International Development and Most Promising New Business Start Up.
Prizes will also be given for Small Business of the Year, Outstanding Business Development, Outstanding Innovation and the overall Creative Industries Award.
Winners will receive a trophy and £2,000 cheque towards business development. Entrants must have received funding under the Business Support for the Creative Industries Programme (BSCI) and must base their entry on work completed within the last 12 months.
Last year the winners of the Outstanding Innovation award were Jewellery Quarter- based architects Sjolander da Cruz.
Formed by Maria Sjolander and Marco da Cruz in 2001 the company has worked with a number of organisations designing spaces for children.
As a spin-off from the awards the company has filmed 12 episodes of television programme All Change with Birmingham-based production company Maverick.
Mr da Cruz said: "There has seldom been a more exciting time to be working in Birmingham, especially in the building and design industries.
"For the practice, the Creative City Awards have been an exciting opportunity to meet with people in other creative industries and play a leading role in the cultural renaissance of Birmingham."
Head of Maverick Jonnie Turpie, said the awards were a great opportunity to bring the breadth of Birmingham's creative community together.
He said: "The fact that the Creative City Awards are now going into their second year really shows how the the sector is growing.
"We're seeing an everincreasing spread of businesses from television, architecture and jewellery design - all of which help provide the critical mass needed to build Birmingham's reputation as a creative city."
For more information or to apply contact Lyn Connelly on 0121 303 3150 or email lyn.connelly@birmingham. gov.uk.