You have until February 21st to nominate someone for the 2018 Champaign Star Awards. This awards ceremony recognizes individuals who are making a difference in our community and neighborhoods. Here is the description from the City of Champaign website:

The City of Champaign is filled with unsung heroes who help others day after day. To acknowledge them for their service to our neighborhoods, we need your help. Everyone knows a special person or organization that is committed to making our community a better place. This is an excellent opportunity to honor those in our community who are willing to contribute time, talents, resources and energy to better our community. Please fill out a nomination and recognize these exceptional groups and individuals!

Nominees and winners are recognized during the STAR Expo/Awards Ceremony held each spring.

Eligible candidates are individuals who reside in the City of Champaign. The service or deed that prompted the nomination must have been completed during the current calendar year. Nominated citizens or groups should be compassionate persons, who through volunteer efforts in his/her neighborhood or the community, have demonstrated a willingness to lend a helping hand. The ideal candidate has excellent neighborhood interaction and exemplary citizenship. Some categories are specific to certain types of groups. See award descriptions above for details.  For more information, contact the Neighborhood Services Department at 217-403-7070.

You can find the nomination form here.

Photo from City of Champaign Facebook page.