A SEARCH is underway for the North West’s best friend of the year.

Contest organisers want to hear from people of all ages, who have found someone special, and have been there for them during the last year, with a special day out on offer for the finest friend.

Z-arts, a venue for family arts events in Manchester, and their panel of judges are looking for stories of loyalty, devotion and trust.

Once the entries are in, the team behind the Snow Queen Christmas production will choose a winner and invite them to a performance.

To enter the contest to become ‘Best Friend of the Year 2015’ organisers require the name of the person being nominated, with a brief description of why they should win, along with name and contact details for the person entering them to win. These can be sent via email to bestfriends@z-arts.org or by post to: Best Friend, Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA. The closing date is November 13.