Nominees should be 30 years or under as of June 30, 2011 and should have made some substantial contributions to the LGBT community, whether in the fields of entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports, or other areas.
The deadline to nominate individuals is Friday, April 22.
The annual Windy City Times 30 Under 30 Awards are co-sponsored by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Chicago House, Howard Brown Health Center, Center on Halsted, Chicago History Museum and Respiratory Health Care of Metro Chicago.
Windy City Times Managing Editor Andrew Davis coordinates the awards program for the paper. Hundreds of people have been honored by the paper in the more than 10 years since the awards were established. Most honorees have gone on to great success in their careers and educations, including working for the Obama presidential campaign and administration, plus individual successes in music, legal, professional and academic careers and much more.
Individuals, organizations, co-workers, etc. can nominate a person by e-mailing Andrew@WindyCityMediaGroup.com or faxed to Andrew Davis' attention to 773-871-7609. Self-nominations are welcome.
The nomination should be 100 words or fewer, and should state what achievements or contributions the nominee has made. Nominators should include their own names and contact information as well as the contact information and the age of the nominee.
Note: Following the policy instituted in 2005, individuals can only win once. Those have won the award since that year are ineligible for this year's awards. Honorees will be notified in May and recognized at a free ceremony Wed., June 22, 5:30 p.m., at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted.