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Elgin Recognition Awards

Elgin Recognition Awards

The Elgin Image Commission is preparing for this year's Elgin Recognition Awards. These awards are presented posthumously to individuals that have made a significant contribution to the City of Elgin. The Elgin Image Commission seeks to honor individuals in the categories of Architecture, Arts, Business, Communications, Education, Government/Public Service, Military Service, Science/Medicine, and Volunteerism.  

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Elgin Recognition Award Guidelines

All awards will be posthumous. Individuals must be deceased at least ten years before consideration.

Individuals should have made significant contributions in the following categories:

  • Professional Architecture: The category will honor an architect who has created an exceptional building or public space.

  • Communications: This category will recognize any person who has made an impact within the communications field – authors, broadcast journalists, filmmakers, print journalists or the like.

  • Education: This category will honor an individual who has made a significant impact as a teacher, principal or administrator or has succeeded in providing greater access to education for all.

  • The Arts: This category will recognize an individual who has made a significant impact in the performing or visual arts.

  • Science/Medicine: This category will recognize an individual who has had a significant impact within the field of science or medicine.

  • Government: This category will honor an individual who has made a significant impact as a Council or staff person within the City of Elgin government or as a representative or senator in state or federal government.

  • Military Service: This category will honor an individual who has made a significant impact while serving as a member of any branch of the United States military. 

  • Volunteerism/Public Service: This category will recognize an individual who has donated an extraordinary amount of time and effort to help promote a worthy cause inside or outside of Elgin.

  • Business: This category will honor an individual who has established a positive commercial or industrial entity inside or outside of Elgin.

An applicant must also have an obvious tie to the City of Elgin.

Individuals must have been:

  • Born and/or raised in Elgin and made a significant local contribution.
  • Born and/or raised in Elgin and made a significant contribution elsewhere.
  • Born and/or raised outside of Elgin but made a significant local contribution.

Recognition and awards will be given to individuals not foundations or other not-for-profit groups.


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