Oscars are over, but you can nominate a star in your life


The awards below might not be handed out at this venue, but they're still pretty special. (Photo: Flickr user p-a-t-r-i-c-k, via Creative Commons)

The Academy may be out of golden trophies for the year, but it’s not too late to recognize the Artists, Iron Ladies, and Beginners making a difference at your organization or in your community. Here are three contests open now; click a title to get all the details.

CTK Foundation’s “Heroes with a Heart”

Nomination deadline: February 29, 2012

We heard about this one via NTEN’s Facebook page. From the awards site:

The CTK Foundation presents the Heroes with a Heart (HWH) grant award in celebration of the unsung heroes of the non-profit world. Five “heroes” who have exceeded all expectations in giving of heart, mind and hands to their non-profit will be awarded personal cash prizes to spend any way they wish.

Nominations from any country are welcomed. Learn more and hurry – the nomination deadline is this week!

Do Something Awards

From the site:

Since 1996, DoSomething.org has honored the nation’s best young world-changers, 25 and under…In 2012 (up to) five finalists will appear on the Do Something Awards on Vh1 and be rewarded with a community grant, media coverage and continued support from DoSomething.org. The grand prize winner will receive $100,000 during the broadcast.

Applicants must be 25 or younger and be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. More info here.

World of Children Awards

Nomination deadline: April 1, 2012

We learned about this one via Twitter today. You can nominate someone who fits into one of three categories:

  • The Humanitarian Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in the areas of social services, education or humanitarian services.
  • The Health Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in the fields of health, medicine or the sciences.
  • The Youth Award recognizes youth (under the age of 21)that are making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children.

Be sure to take a look at the Award Guidelines page.

Know of other awardscurrently accepting nominations to recognize people and organizations making the world a better place? Leave a comment below!

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