Submit Your Nominations for the 17th Annual Wilmington Awards and the Access Wilmington Awards
Let us know about someone who deserves to be recognized as an outstanding citizen of Wilmington
The City of Wilmington is soliciting nominations for two separate and distinct awards for 2019—the 17th Annual Wilmington Awards and the Access Wilmington Awards. Both programs honor citizens for their outstanding service to individuals, the community and the City as a whole. Nomination forms for the awards programs may be downloaded or completed online at www.WilmingtonDE.gov/wilmingtonawards. The deadline for nominations is Sunday, July 7, 2019. The awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in the Louis L. Redding City/County Building, Council Chambers located at 800 North French Street.
The Wilmington Awards recognizes outstanding accomplishments of distinguished Wilmington citizens and/or citizens who serve Wilmington, excelling 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 in one or more of the categories.
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 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
- Previous award recipients between 2010-2018 are ineligible
Also as part of the Wilmington Awards, the Thomas L. Cottingham Good Samaritan Award will be given to a person who has exhibited a selfless act of courage and humanity as was performed by the late Thomas Cottingham, for whom the award is named.
Access Wilmington Awards recognize individuals in Wilmington who are going above and beyond 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.