PITTSFIELD >> 1Berkshire is opening the nomination process for its sixth annual Berkshire Trendsetter Awards.

The Trendsetter Awards celebrate outstanding organizations and individuals whose achievement, innovation and/or commitment has strengthed the regional economy and helped the Berkshires grow.

The top finalists will be honored and final winners announced at the Celebrate the Berkshires event on Thursday, Sept. 15 at Tanglewood. Finalists will be notified in mid-July.

This year's categories include Comprehensive Marketing Campaign; Creative Economy Standout; Entrepreneur/Visionary of the Year; Growing/Advancing the Berkshire Ecomony; Newcomer of the Year; Nonprofit Impact; and Under 40 Change-Maker.

Nominations open on Thursday, March 31 and close on Friday, July 1. Online nomination forms are available at www.1berkshire.com.