The City of Highland Park is now accepting nominations for several awards honoring the outstanding achievements and contributions of community members and organizations. Nominations for the 2022 Highland Park Awards may be submitted online via the City’s website at cityhpil.com/awards through February 21, 2022.
Anyone may nominate an individual member of the Highland Park community or a Highland Park business or nonprofit organization for an award; nominators should carefully review the award descriptions and nomination requirements before submitting their nomination. The recipients of the Arts, Environmental, and Humanitarian awards will be selected by the City Council with input from City advisory groups. Nominations for the Character Counts Pillar Awards will be reviewed by the Character Counts Steering Committee, a joint endeavor of the City, the Park District of Highland Park, North Shore School District 112, and Highland Park High School.
The City will host an awards ceremony on April 5, 2022, tentatively planning for this event to be held in person at Highland Park High School. Details will be posted to the City’s website at cityhpil.com/awards.
The Highland Park Awards are:
The Arts Award recognizes outstanding achievement in, or contributions to, the visual, performing, literature, and digital arts in Highland Park. Nominations will be reviewed by the Cultural Arts Advisory Group.
The Environmental Award recognizes individuals and businesses who have made substantial contributions to improve the environment. Nominations will be reviewed by the Sustainability Advisory Group.
The Humanitarian Award is presented to an outstanding Highland Park individual who has rendered significant, sustained service to the Highland Park community. Nominations will be reviewed by the Human Relations Advisory Group.
Character Counts Pillar Awards
The Character Counts Pillar Awards recognize community members who have demonstrated the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.