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2021 Highland Park Awards Virtual Ceremony
Thursday, April 22
7 PM

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Or US Telephone: +1 312 626 6799:  Webinar ID: 824 5922 5867

Highland Park Awards for Residents

Arts Award
- 2021 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.
Nominations have now closed.

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.

Submit a nomination

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

Community Hero Awards: Serving Others During the COVID Pandemic
- 2021 nominations are closed.

The Community Hero Awards honor those who have stepped up and gone above and beyond to support the Highland Park Community during the COVID pandemic.
Nominations have now closed.

Environmental Award
- 2021 nominations are closed.

This award recognizes individuals and businesses who have made substantial contributions to improve the environment.
Nominations have now closed.

Humanitarian Award
- 2021 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. 
Nominations have now closed.

Character Counts! Pillar Awards
- 2021 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.
Nominations have now closed.

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.