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Highland Park Awards for Residents

Arts Award
- 2020 nominations are closed. 
These awards recognize outstanding achievements in, or contributions to, the arts in Highland Park. For the award, arts can include visual arts, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture; performance, such as dance, theater, or music; architecture; literature, including poetry, fiction or script writing; and web production and graphic design.
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Beautification Award
- Nominations are accepted throughout the year.
The award recognizes Highland Park businesses whose overall appearance integrates aesthetics, consistency, and the environment within the community.

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Business Recognition Award 
This award honors those businesses that have been part of the community for over 50 years. 

Environmental Award
- 2020 nominations are closed.

This award recognizes individuals and businesses who have made substantial contributions to improve the environment.
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Humanitarian Award
- 2020 nominations are closed.
The Highland Park Humanitarian Award is presented to an outstanding Highland Park individual who has rendered significant personal service to the Highland Park community. Selection is based on personal and community service. 
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Robert Barnard Character Counts! Pillar Award
- 2020 nominations are closed.
These awards are designed to recognize community members who have demonstrated the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.
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Highland Park City Awards and Commendations

Tree City USA
The National Arbor Day Foundation has designated Highland Park as a Tree City USA. In order to earn the designation, a community must have a tree board or department, have a city tree ordinance, maintain a comprehensive forestry program and observe Arbor Day each year.

U.S. Conference of Mayor's Climate Protection Award (Honorable Mention)
In 2013 the City of Highland Park took Honorable Mention in the U.S. Conference of Mayor's Climate Protection Award. The City was recognized for its comprehensive electric vehicle expansion plan and leadership role in expanding the electric vehicle infrastructure along with the work completed to increase residential energy efficiency.