The Big-Hearted Family Awards contest was organised by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) in collaboration with this year's National Day Parade (NDP).

In celebration of the International Year of the Family (IYF), MSF and NDP have launched the contest to honour the acts of service by members of our community.

From May 5 to June 16, members of the public were invited to submit a Big-Hearted Story of someone who has made a difference in their lives.

The top three winners were recently announced last month and will be featured in an NDP 2014 trailer.

The IYF was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994 to promote the role of the family. It celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.