High Five Awards
FOX 35 and the Monterey Credit Union present the High Five Community Excellence Award four times throughout the year to community members in Monterey, Santa Cruz, or San Benito County to acknowledge outstanding community service and dedication to improving the lives of others.
Awards Timeline⚬ The nomination window is open throughout the year.
⚬ Nominee submissions are reviewed and selected four times a year.
⚬ Selected winners will be notified by FOX 35.
⚬ Winners will be featured on air and on the FOX 35 website.
Criteria & How to Submit a NominationNominees should demonstrate ongoing community service and consistently demonstrate qualities of compassion and dedication to either one organization or a variety of volunteer activities in the past year. Individuals cannot receive any monetary or personal benefits from their involvement with the charitable activities/events or service listed on the nomination.
Examples of Community Service Excellence can include:
1. Leadership: Individuals who make significant contributions to building a sense of unity and purpose in their community. Nominees should demonstrate ability to build stronger communities through the promotion of personal growth and development.
2. Social Responsibility: Individuals who assist others in improving their communities through volunteer programs, social groups, outreach centers, sports programs, or after-school groups. Nominees should have contributed to at least one community program or initiative with measurable results of how they impacted participants of that community program or initiative.
3. Mentorship: Individuals who demonstrate positive values and behaviors that influence others to emulate or aspire to follow. Nominees should have examples of instances during which they have mentored community members in positive ways.
4. Change Agent: Individuals who influence or stimulate others to effect positive changes through personal development or self-improvement. Nominees should have demonstrated their role as change agent.