COVID-19 Crusader Award

We are looking to spotlight an individual who showcased their dedication and bravery as an essential and/or frontline worker in New Hampshire during the COVID-19 pandemic. The award is to recognize the efforts and sacrifices of these individuals. Individuals must be a volunteer or employed in the areas of health care, education, law enforcement, food and agriculture, facilities, public transit, manufacturing, U.S. postal service, or correctional workers. Nominees must 40 years of age or younger and must live and work in the state of New Hampshire.

A panel of judges comprised of business and community leaders from across the state will select the award recipient.

Self-nominations are discouraged.

2021 Nominations are open through Friday, July 16, 2021!

Please note: There is not an option to save the nomination form. If you’d prefer to print out a copy of the nomination form to prepare your answers prior to submitting, please find a copy of the questions here.

COVID-19 Crusader

  • Please note: To be eligible, nominees must 40 years of age or younger at the time of nomination.
  • COVID-19 has presented challenges to all of us, but none more than our essential workers. We are continually inspired by the hard work, dedication, and bravery of these individuals, and we want to recognize them in this year’s ceremony and through our broader efforts around the Rising Stars Awards. Tell us what distinguishes your nominee from his/her peers. Tell us about the work that this person has done as an essential worker during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact they have had on their community or the state.
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