Frequently Asked Questions

What are the American Awards?

The American Awards is an online competition designed to honor and recognize the unsung heroes that walk among us. After all, if we're going to recognize our nation's greatest actors and actresses, we figured it made sense to bring recognition to the more commonplace but far more important roles in our society.

How do you nominate somebody?

Go to the “Nomination Form” page. Enter the information of the person that you’d like to nominate, as well as a story of why they deserve to win. You’re welcome to nominate yourself. Once you’ve completed the nomination process, we’ll let your nominee know you’ve nominated them for an American Award!

What happens after I’ve nominated somebody?

Once we've received the nomination, our nomination committee will review it, and approve it for publication.

How much does it cost to nominate somebody?

At the current time, nominations are free.

How does a nominee win?

Every year the nominee with the highest average score in a given category is determined to be the winner of the category.

What does a nominee get if he/she wins?

Recognition, more than anything else. To avoid violating sweepstakes laws that vary from state to state, we do not guarantee any prizes of monetary value, but reserve the right to provide our competition's winners with prizes and awards (where allowable by law).

When does your annual cycle begin and end?

The American Awards operates on a standard calendar year, beginning January 1st and ending December 31st, with 12 monthly competitions in each category.