Nominations for the 2020 Midwest Special Awards is open via OpenWater.  This is a new program we will be using this year to collect and manage award nominations as well as award applications.

To submit a nomination, you must create an account and complete the nomination form(s). You can log back into OpenWater to submit more nominations at any time during the nomination period which ends at 11:59 pm on July 21st. If you need nominee emails you can use the directory on our website.

How to Get Started!

  1. Click on the below link to begin.

  2. On our OpenWater homepage, click on the “Submit a Nomination” button to create a new account. Once your account is created, you will be automatically redirected to the nomination form.

  3. Complete and submit the nomination form. (You will need to complete a brief form for each individual you wish to nominate.)

Click Here to Begin the Nomination Process!

Award application links will be sent to the nominees once the nomination period has ended. Nominees will complete and submit the award applications online.