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Elgin Image Awards

The Elgin Image Awards are a prestigious recognition program designed to honor individuals, projects, and organizations that have made remarkable contributions to the Elgin community.

The awards are presented annually by the Enhancing Elgin Committee (EEC), a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Elgin. The EEC is a committee of the Elgin Development Group and the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce.

Nominations for the awards are open to the public and can be submitted online or by mail. A panel of judges selects the winners based on a set of criteria that includes the impact of the nominee's contributions, the creativity and innovation of their work, and their commitment to the betterment of the Elgin community.

The Elgin Image Awards are a celebrated tradition in Elgin and provide an opportunity to recognize and showcase the best that the community has to offer. They inspire individuals and organizations to continue their efforts to make Elgin a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Award Categories are as follows:

  1. Professional Rockstar: Nominate individuals who have significantly improved Elgin's image through their professional achievements, whether through lifelong dedication or emerging leadership.
  2. Volunteer Extraordinaire: Recognize exceptional individuals whose volunteer efforts have had a profound impact on Elgin's image, either through long-term contributions or as emerging leaders.
  3. Gamechanger Projects: Submit nominations for specific community projects that have positively influenced Elgin's image, showcasing innovation, creativity, and positive change.
  4. Creating a Difference Groups: Nominate outstanding organizations or businesses that have contributed significantly to enhancing Elgin's image through their dedicated efforts.
  5. Green Initiative/Sustainable Business of the Year: Acknowledge businesses or initiatives that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to environmental sustainability, contributing to a greener and more sustainable Elgin.
  6. Excellence in DEI or Building Equity: Submit nominations for individuals, projects, or organizations that have shown outstanding dedication to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in Elgin, fostering a more harmonious and inclusive community.
  7. Youth Service Project: Encourage nominations for inspiring youth-led service projects by individuals aged 21 and under, showcasing the potential of young minds in shaping a better future for Elgin.

Nominations will open in the fall of 2024

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The Enhancing Elgin Committee is a dynamic and passionate group of individuals dedicated to fostering positive growth and development in the city of Elgin. Comprised of community leaders, volunteers, and professionals from diverse backgrounds, the committee collaborates to create meaningful initiatives and projects that contribute to the betterment of the community. Enhancing Elgin is a committee of the Elgin Development Group, a division of the Elgin Area Chamber.

Members of the Enhancing Elgin Committee include:

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