The awards have captured the imagination of both the private and public sectors, and the red carpet will soon be rolled out for those who have been put forward for an award.
Numerous businesses have got behind the Inspiring City awards and have put their names to individual categories as we celebrate all those who work to enhance the reputation of Scotland's largest city at home and abroad.
June Walker, Chief Executive Officer of Glasgow Credit Union, which is supporting the Industry and Business Award, said: "The very ethos of supporting and recognising those who have impacted our wonderful city is very close to our hearts at Glasgow Credit Union.
"It gives us great pride to sponsor the Industry and Business category, which highlights those who have encouraged, inspired and fostered business growth in our city."
Nominees in this category are Barrhead Travel, Grand Central Hotel, Indez Ltd, and Jim Duffy of ESpark.
Scottish Gas is supporting the Environmental Award, with Glasgow Bike Station, Plan Bee Ltd and The Woodland Trust all shortlisted.
Gordon Morrison of Scottish Gas added: "We are committed to supporting Scotland's people, homes and communities and protecting our environment is at the very heart of that. We are delighted to be celebrating some of the very best environmental projects that are under way in Glasgow."
Five people from the worlds of business and higher education are nomiated for the Outstanding Contribution by a Business Leader Award: Amanda McMillan, Jim McColl, Professor Anton Muscatelli, Professor Sir Jim McDonald and Lord Sir Willie Haughey.
Councillor Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council and chairman of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB), said: "The nominees announced today are a strong reflection of the people and businesses that make Glasgow the huge success story that it is. From those inspiring action in their local community to those enhancing the city's reputation internationally, they are a truly remarkable group of individuals and organisations."
Glasgow Airport is sponsoring the Art and Culture Award. Its shortlist is Friends of the Glasgow Necropolis, Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow Gurdwara and Glasgow Lunchtime Theatre - A Play, A Pie and A Pint.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: "The Herald and the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce have made an enormous contribution to Glasgow over the course of the past 230 years and we are proud to be associated with the inaugural Inspiring City Awards.
"We all have a role to play in creating the right image for our city and these awards are a fantastic way to recognise those who have helped further enhance Glasgow's reputation."