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Highland Park Awards: Call for Nominations

City of Highland Park Invites Nominations for 2023 Awards
Nominations due March 3; Winners to be recognized at a ceremony on Thursday, April 27, 2023

Highland Park, Illinois – 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 2023 Highland Park Awards may be submitted online via the City’s website at through March 3, 2023.

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 at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at Highland Park High School. Details will be posted to the City’s website at

The City of Highland Park Awards are:

Arts Award

The Arts Award recognizes outstanding achievement in, or contributions to, the visual, performing, literary, and digital arts in Highland Park. Nominations will be reviewed by the Cultural Arts Advisory Group.

Environmental Award

The Environmental Award recognizes individuals and businesses who have made substantial contributions to improve the environment or who have pursued significant and impactful projects to enhance sustainability in Highland Park. Nominations will be reviewed by the Sustainability Advisory Group.

Humanitarian Award

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 of all ages who have demonstrated the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

For more information about the Highland Park Awards, including lists of previous winners, visit