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Nominations Open for Iowa Character Awards

Iowans who know someone who lives by the six pillars of character are invited to nominate someone, a business or organization for this year’s Iowa Character Awards.

Those pillars are: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.

Cheri McDaniel, spokeswoman for the Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University in Des Moines, says they’re looking for Iowans who go above and beyond.

There have been more than 200 Iowa Character awards presented since 2005. There are multiple categories for the awards, including for sports teams and student organizations.

The nomination deadline is May 1st and she says it’s easy to submit a name at

The winners will be announced in June and will be recognized this summer with a date to be announced.


story courtesy of Radio Iowa; archived photo of last year’s winners courtesy of Iowa Character Awards

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