VOTING FOR the first ever Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) People’s Choice athlete award came to a close at midnight on Sunday December 20.

Members of the public voted online via social media for the athlete of their choice.

The winner will be announced at the TTOC’s Annual Awards Gala, Tuesday evening at the Hyatt Regency Port of Spain Ballroom.

The TTOC reported that the People’s Choice Award generated significant interest and positive response.

Tribal Caribbean, recently announced as the TTOC’s social and digitial marketing partner, had responsibility for conducting the online voting process.

Aside from the People’s Choice, the winners of the 2015 TTOC Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, the Junior Sportsman and Sportswoman, Sports Personality and Alexander B Chapman Awards will all be revealed on that night in a gala ceremony starting at 6pm.

The TTOC first held its own Annual Award ceremony in 1994 and introduced the Alexander B Chapman Award in 1998, in honour of its former president.

The TTOC Awards over the years has grown in stature and prestige; the invitation-only Awards Gala is now a “must attend” on the local sporting and social calendar.

The Event is always held on December 29.