You can now acknowledge that person that makes a difference in Wilmington…

The 16th Annual Wilmington Awards and the Access Wilmington Awards are now accepting your nominations.

Do you know anybody who excels in their field or has had some amazing lifetime achievements? Perhaps you know someone who is an outstanding contributor to the community, or has performed superior acts of bravery or kindness? OR maybe this person is helping the disabled gain accessibility to different resources and fields? Nominate those Wilmingtonians and give them the recognition they deserve for this year’s Wilmington Award and the Access Wilmington Award. Here’s more about each award.

The 16th Annual Wilmington Awards

Recognizes outstanding accomplishments of Wilmington citizens who excel in the fields of the arts, athletics, business, education, environment, and health or science. It also recognizes individuals for their community service, heroism, contributions to the faith community, and dedication to the cause of human and civil rights. Senior citizens will also be recognized for their life-long accomplishments. Also, as part of the Wilmington Awards, the Thomas L. Cottingham Good Samaritan Award will be presented to an individual who has performed superior acts of bravery and kindness.

Wilmington Awards eligibility is based on one or more of the following criteria:

  • Leadership in community-building
  • Advocacy for educational excellence
  • Selfless act of courage and the superior act of bravery
  • Furthering economic opportunity
  • Promotion of social justice
  • Advancing cultural awareness
  • Involvement with music and the arts to promote greater understanding and acceptance

Access Wilmington Awards

Recognizes individuals in Wilmington who help to open doors and create opportunities for people living with disabilities and their families. The program recognizes individuals in the categories of accessibility to the arts, accessibility to resources, community involvement, and employment/business ownership by and for the disabled.

Access Wilmington Awards eligibility is based on exemplifying excellence “beyond the ordinary” in helping to progress:

  • Accessibility to the Arts
  • Accessibility to Resources
  • Community Involvement
  • Employment/Business Ownership by and for the Disabled

Nominate someone you know for either award, today! Both electronic and physical copies of the forms can be submitted either in person or online. The deadline for submitting nominations is Tuesday, July 31, 2018.  The joint awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, in the Louis L. Redding City/County Building on French Street in Wilmington.

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