Nominations are now open for The Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards 2009 which recognise the whole spectrum of female sporting success from leading sportswomen through to rising stars, to those working behind the scenes.

This year also, two new faces will join the panel of Sportswomen of the Year Award judges - namely Olympic legend Tessa Sanderson and 2009 X Games Champion Snowboarder, Jenny Jones - to give their fresh perspective and unique insights.

Nominations close on 23rd September and the award will be presented on Tuesday 3rd November 2009 in London. Everyone who nominates will be automatically entered into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets to the main event.

Never has there been a better time to reflect the success of female athletes in a whole variety of sport disciplines and in doing so, provide inspirational role models for females of all ages.

Make your voice heard and visit to nominate now!