Time again for Spirit of Gainesville Awards

Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 2:28 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 2:28 p.m.

It's time once again to honor those who best illustrate the talent, compassion and generosity of this city with the fourth annual Spirit of Gainesville Awards.



* What: Nominations being accepted for 4th annual Spirit of Gainesville Awards

* When: Now through Sept. 5

* Where: Online at www.gainesville.com/spiritofgainesville

* Information: Email levinej@gvillesun.com

The awards, sponsored by The Gainesville Sun and Gainesville Magazine, celebrate those who stand out for their singular dedication to creating a better community.

The six award categories are Arts, Community Service, Education, Entrepreneurship, Medicine and Youth.

The simple nomination process has begun online at www.gainesville.com/spiritofgainesville and ends on Sept. 5.

"The Spirit of Gainesville Awards gives us the honor to recognize those in our community who give of themselves to make Gainesville a better place to live, work and play," said Jim Doughton, publisher of The Gainesville Sun.

The awards will be presented at a community reception in The Gainesville Sun atrium in late November.

Winners will be selected from among those nominated online by community members. Only one nomination is necessary for each nominee, but others are encouraged add supportive comments online.

To nominate an individual, learn about those who have been nominated or add comments to nominations, go to www.gainesville.com/spiritofgainesville.

Please make sure to include contact information for yourself and the individual you are nominating, as well as a photograph, if possible, of the person you are nominating.

The six categories are:

* Community Service: A volunteer whose unselfish devotion of time and energy improves the lives of others.

* Arts: An individual who enriches the community through the gift of his or her talents in the visual or performing arts, or teaching the visual or performing arts.

* Education: An educator on any level, from school age through college and university, who demonstrates superior teaching, research or service to students.

* Entrepreneurship: Nominees should demonstrate innovation and creativity, and a concern for the community.

* Medicine: An individual who exhibits a concern for the community as he or she demonstrates innovation and creativity in creating or distributing new products or ideas.

* Youth: A young person up to the age of 22 whose unselfish devotion of time and energy improves the lives of others.

For more information, email Gainesville Magazine editor Jacki Levine at levinej@gvillesun.com.

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