Nominations must be received by Tuesday, 6 September 2011 and the winner will be named during International Housekeepers Week, 11 – 17 September 2011.

The Unsung Hero Award assists helps to raise awareness of the work of cleaning departments in institutions across the globe. Since 1981, IEHA has held a week long promotion each year to draw attention to the work of professional housekeepers in areas such as hospitals, hotels, state institutions, colleges and schools.